Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Water in Public Ownership) Bill 2016: First Stage

Tairgim:

Go gceadófar go dtabharfar isteach Bille dá ngairtear Acht chun an Bunreacht a leasú.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution.

Is the Bill opposed?

Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.
Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time. I ask the Deputy to move and, if he wishes, to give a brief outline of his Bill.

Tairgim: "Go dtógfar an Bille in am Comhaltaí Príobháideacha."

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

The purpose of this Bill is to enshrine in the Constitution the maintenance in public ownership of the water sources, treatment and distribution networks throughout the State to ensure water stays as a public good and in public ownership and cannot be privatised without the will of the people being ascertained beforehand.

Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.
Question put and agreed to.