CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - RENT AND MORTGAGE INTEREST ACT.

asked the Minister for Justice whether it is his intention to introduce during the present Session a Bill seeking powers to extend the period of the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1923.

I will set up a Departmental Committee to consider the questions involved in the continuance with or without modifications of the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1923, and when I have received the report of this Committee I will submit a Bill for the consideration of the Dáil.

Does the Minister propose to set up some Committee that may report on what the existing Act was based?

Not necessarily.