Defence (Amendment) Bill, 1979: Leave to Introduce.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the enlistment of women into the Defence Forces and to provide for matters connected therewith.
—(Minister of State at the Department of Defence).

First sitting day after the Recess. The Bill will be circulated within a few weeks but certainly not before the end of August.

Second Stage ordered for the first sitting day after the Recess.