Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1967: First Stage.
I should like to take it tomorrow.
We shall have to see it first.
I shall give a draft copy this afternoon to the Whips. It is an important measure and it must be law before 1st August.
Why did you not introduce it earlier?
It is a Bill which entails a tremendous amount of amendment of other Acts and we have been working very hard on it.
Is it a long Bill?
Quite long: there are 17 sections.
Everything the Minister says makes it difficult to take it at 10.30 tomorrow morning.
It is largely a matter of amendment.
Let us see it. I know the Minister wants to have it before Wednesday. We are not all that stupid.