LOCAL GOVERNMENT (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (AMENDMENT) BILL, 1924—SECOND STAGE.

Question proposed—"That this Bill be now read a Second Time."

I do not know whether the Minister would like to make any statement with regard to this measure. If so, I imagine this would be the time. I think, generally, we are favourable to the Bill, if that is any encouragement to him.

I do not think there is anything very much to say on the Bill. It is an agreed Bill, and there is nothing new in it. The object is to continue certain provisions of the Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, which would otherwise lapse from the 31st March of this year. I do not think it is necessary to go into any detail.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

It is a purely formal Bill consequential on the existing Bill, and I do not think it calls for any comment.

Question put and agreed to.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

I understand it is important that this Bill should come into law as soon as possible, and if the Seanad has no objection, some Senator might move the suspension of the Standing Orders to allow the remaining Stages to be passed.

I beg to move the suspension of the Standing Orders to enable the remaining Stages of the Bill to be taken.

I beg to second.

Question put and agreed to.
Bill put through its remaining Stages and passed.