DUBLIN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BILL, 1924, and EAST LEINSTER ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BILL, 1924. - APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES ON JOINT COMMITTEE.

I wish to read the following:—The Joint Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Business report that they have nominated the following Deputies to serve on the Joint Committee to which the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, have been referred by both Houses, viz.:—P. Hughes, P. Hogan (Clare), and M. Heffernan.— James G. Douglas, Chairman of the Joint Committee.

With regard to the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, in pursuance of Standing Order 61 of the Standing Orders of the Dáil and the Seanad relative to Private Business, we have nominated Senator S.L. Brown, K.C., to be chairman of the joint committee to which the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, have been referred by both Houses.

That is from the Chairman of the Seanad and myself.

This is a report from the Joint Committee on the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924:—

The Joint Committee report in pursuance of Standing Order 69 (Private Business) that they have adjourned the consideration of the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, at the request of the respective promoters of the above Bills, to a date in October next, to be fixed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee.

The Joint Committee, in acceding to the request of the promoters, were influenced by the fact that no Statute has been passed by the Oireachtas enabling committees of either House to administer oaths to the witnesses examined before such committees.

(Signed),

S.L. BROWN (Chairman of the Joint Committee).