Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Bill, 1931—Report Stage.

Question—"That the Bill be received for final consideration"—put and agreed to.—(The President.)

I propose to take the Fifth Stage now, if there is no objection.

The Minister for Defence is not here. The Minister should be here if the Bill is to go through.

Is it agreed to take the Fifth Stage now?

We object.

Fifth Stage fixed for Thursday, 5th March.