I move that the Committee disagree with the Seanad in amendment 1.
Section 3, sub-section (2). A new paragraph added at the end of the sub-section as follows:—
(c) a person born in Ireland in the area not comprised in Saorstát Eireann who at the relevant time is ordinarily resident in Saorstát Eireann.
The Bill defines as a national of Saorstát Eireann a person born in the Saorstát or a person ordinarily resident there for five years. That definition, consequently, makes nationals of Saorstát Eireann for the purposes of the Bill persons who might otherwise be regarded as aliens. It seems to me that we have gone far enough to meet the situation which exists in the absence of permanent legislation dealing with the definition of nationality. The term "ordinarily resident" has a certain meaning but, in any event, we think there should be ordinary residence for five years in order to comply with the provisions of this Bill. The only parts in respect of which the question of nationals arises is in the matter of the provision of employment, the investment of capital or the control of the industry. In these circumstances, we think that extension of the definition should not be agreed to.