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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022

Vol. 1023 No. 5

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Instruction to Committee

I move:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 187, it be an instruction to the Committee to which the Electoral Reform Bill 2022 may be recommitted in respect of certain amendments, that it has power to make amendments to the Bill which are outside the scope of the existing provisions of the Bill, in relation to the insertion of a new Part 8 and amendments to the long title for the purpose of allowing for political parties to apply to the District Court for a license to promote periodic lotteries for the purposes of fundraising.

The motion is not agreed. We will not support the motion. We mentioned yesterday that there is an amendment to allow for political parties-----

The motion is without debate, Deputy.

I am just giving the House the rationale for this in 30 seconds. Given the fact that the Taoiseach has failed to clarify how Fianna Fáil operated an unlawful lottery last year raising €500,000, Sinn Fein will not participate with this stroke at this point in time.

Question put.

In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the vote, insofar as it has been called, is deferred and will be taken immediately prior to Report Stage of the Bill this evening. The House now stands adjourned for one hour.

Cuireadh an Dáil ar fionraí ar 1.13 p.m agus cuireadh tús leis arís ar 2.14 p.m.
Sitting suspended at 1.13 p.m and resumed at 2.14 p.m.