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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 7 Jun 1961

Vol. 189 No. 11

Committee on Finance. - Courts of Justice and Court Officers (Superannuation) Bill, 1961—Committee and Final Stages.

Sections 1 to 4, inclusive, agreed to.

Amendment No. 1 is out of order.

Amendment No. 1 not moved.
Section 5 agreed to.

I move amendment No. 2:

To add to subsection (2) a new paragraph as follows:

"(d) the appointment by the Minister of a panel of at least two medical practitioners to either of whom the person concerned may submit himself for examination."

I made it clear on Second Stage that while I would put down amendments for the purpose of having the matter clarified, I would be quite prepared to accept an undertaking from the Minister that the regulations would include a choice. If the Minister is prepared to give such an undertaking, I shall not press any amendment.

I am advised that as the amendment stands its acceptance would not have the effect desired by the Deputy. The matters in subsection (2) of Section 6 are matters in respect of which provision may or may not be made at the discretion of the Minister for Finance. However, neither the Minister for Finance nor I, has any objection to making the arrangement desired by the Deputy and I can now give the Deputy an assurance that when the time comes for making regulations, provision will be made to cover the arrangements which the Deputy has in mind. This will be done not only in connection with regulations made under Section 6 but also in connection with regulations to be made under subsection (2) of Section 7 which is similar.

Thank you; I shall withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
Section 6 agreed to.
Sections 7 to 10, inclusive, agreed to.
Title agreed to.
Bill reported without amendment.
Agreed to take remaining Stages today.
Bill received for final consideration.
Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."

I hope the Minister will convey the unanimous view on the desirability of the amendments——

Certainly. I shall bring it to the attention of the Minister for Finance.

Question put and agreed to.

This Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 22 of the Constitution.