Statute Law Revision Bill 2015: From the Seanad

The Dáil went into Committee to consider amendments from the Seanad.
Seanad amendment No. 1:
Schedule 1: In page 12, to delete lines 36 to 39 and substitute the following:


July 27, 1782

Commission regarding Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Order 1782

Minister for Jobs,

Enterprise and



This is a drafting amendment to include the words "Commission regarding" before the words "Bank of Ireland" so as to identify the type of instrument in the subject matter in the interests of consistency, as is done with the other instruments in the Bill. It is a technical amendment for clarity purposes.

I do not have a major problem with this amendment or amendment No. 2. They are technical in nature-----

-----but we do not want to come back at some stage and find that we have repealed or revised other legislation. Are we sure that this it?

Yes. I am satisfied that is it.

Seanad amendment agreed to.
Seanad amendment No. 2:
Schedule 2: In page 151, to delete lines 19 to 21 and substitute the following:


August 12, 1768 [D.G., Issue No.


Proclamation promising a pardon and

reward in relation to a threatening letter

sent to the Duchess of Northumberland


This is also a drafting amendment to rectify a typographical error in the subject matter of a proclamation of 1768 which incorrectly refers to Northern Ireland rather than Northumberland. Again, it is technical in nature.

A huge job of work has been done under the statute law revision project. With regard to some of it, I regret that use was made of JobBridge and so on, although that is not a slight against those who took part. I said at the time that it was highly technical legislation and it should have been for those who are paid to work rather than someone on an internship. There is no opposition from this side in terms of what is being proposed but we must sure about what is being revoked.

Seanad amendment agreed to.
Seanad amendments reported.