INDEMNITY (BRITISH MILITARY) BILL. - INDEMNITY (BRITISH MILITARY) BILL (RESOLUTION RESCINDED).

AN LEAS-CHATHAOIRLEACH

I have received, in connection with the discussion that took place earlier in the sitting, a notice of motion that the resolution on Indemnity (British Military) Bill,

"‘That the consideration of this Bill be adjourned to give the British Government the opportunity by a similar gracious act to release every Irish prisoner under its control for a political offence connected with Ireland in whatever country the offence may have been committed. The status, political or otherwise, of each prisoner to be decided by a certificate of the Irish Government,'

passed on 23rd day of January, 1923, be rescinded."

It had been handed in by Senator Moore, and it has been signed by twenty-four members of the Seanad. Under the operation of the Standing Orders, two days' notice would be given, but it is possible, if it is the desire of the Seanad —and it seems to be the desire of the Seanad—by formal leave of the Seanad to take this motion immediately or to-morrow. Once that is passed, it would be possible to take the stages either one after the other, or at intervals, on the Indemnity Bill.

I propose that we take the motion now.

I second.

Agreed.

I second Senator Moore's motion.

AN LEAS-CHATHAOIRLEACH

I take it that there will be no desire to discuss the motion further.

Motion put and declared carried.