Committee on Finance. - Finance Bill 1970: First Stage

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to charge and impose certain duties of customs and inland revenue (including excise), to amend the law relating to customs and inland revenue (including excise) and to make further provisions in connection with finance.
—(Minister for Finance).

Tuesday 9th June.

When will the Bill be circulated?

I am sorry, that date is for circulation and then take it a week later.

Circulate it by——

By Tuesday, 9th June, and then take it the following week, on 16th June.

The Minister could not circulate it before that?

If I can I will, but I would not like to undertake that.

What about 10th June?

I have suggested this arrangement and Deputy Corish knows the significance of what I have suggested. It is always subject to the arrangement of business. I do not have to tell the Deputy that.

The Minister should consult with the House.

What is the cause of the delay?

The Bill can be ordered for the 10th and, if necessary, taken later.

If Deputy Corish Wishes——

If it is complicated and can only be circulated on the 9th we might not be able to take it.

We can get together on that.

Is the Second Stage ordered for 10th June?

16th June.

Circulated on the 9th and ordered for 16th.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 16th June, 1970.

Will that be the only financial legislation?

No. There is the Decimal Currency Bill and the Central Bank Bill.

Will the Minister go ahead with these in this session?

Yes. They are small Bills.