Approved Investments (Amendment) Bill, 1935—Final Stages.

Question:—"That the Bill be received for final consideration"—put and agreed to.
Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."

I have looked into the point raised by Deputy Cosgrave and I do not think it would be desirable to do any more than is provided for in the Bill. It would mean that the Minister could not proceed except with the consent of a Committee of his own creation and that would introduce a novel principle into the legislation.

The Minister has made no provision for a conflict of opinion?

I have already explained that if such a conflict of opinion should arise, the Minister probably would not operate the Act; it operates, to some extent, with the goodwill of the Committee.

Question agreed to.