Private Business. - Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital Bill, 1953—Report.

I move that the Bill be received for final consideration.

Question put and agreed to.

The promoters of the Bill have requested that the Fifth Stage be taken to-day and if the Dáil agrees to this step it will be necessary to suspend Standing Order No. 111 (Private Business) to enable it to be done. If the House agrees I will move the necessary motion.

Could we be told why?

The reason is that Standing Order No. 111 provides that two days must elapse——

I do not mean that but why is it desirable to take it to-day?

If it is to be taken before Easter, it seems it will be necessary to suspend Standing Orders.

We are not going to sit next week then?

It seems likely that it will not be necessary.

I move:—

That Standing Order No. 111 (Private Business) be suspended for the purpose of enabling the Fifth Stage of the Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital Bill, 1953, to be taken to-day.

Question put and agreed to.
Question proposed—"That the Bill do now pass"—put and agreed to.