EAST LEINSTER ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BILL, 1924.

I move: "That the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, be read a second time."

Question put and agreed to.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

So far as I have been able to ascertain, there will be no business available for the House next week, but should any emergency arise requiring the constitution of a House I shall let members know at the earliest moment.

There are two motions in connection with the Private Bills that ought to be passed. The first is: "That in the opinion of the Seanad it is expedient that a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to consider the Dublin Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and that a Message be sent to the Dáil to inform the House of this Resolution."

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

This is a formal Resolution that has to be moved in compliance with Standing Orders.

Motion put and agreed to.

The second is: "That in the opinion of the Seanad it is expedient that a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to consider the East Leinster Electricity Supply Bill, 1924, and that a Message be sent to the Dáil to inform the House of this Resolution."

Motion put and agreed to.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

May I say before the House disperses that I am very anxious that no Senator should think that I have in any way even infringed upon or curtailed his privileges in any shape or form, and I have this much sympathy with the observations of Senator Farren to say——

I would prefer not to get any apology at all about it.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

Apology! I am not giving an apology, or anything of the kind, and I must protest against your interfering and interrupting me in addressing the House.

Well, you interrupted me and would not allow me to express my opinion.

AN CATHAOIRLEACH

It is my duty to do so, and I shall always do it when you are disorderly, and you were never more disorderly than you are at the moment. I shall, therefore, only state for the information of the House that it was in view of the unusual delays, through no cause of the Seanad or anyone else, but owing to public affairs, that have occurred in regard to these Private Bills, that I thought it my duty to invite the House, if they so agreed, to give them the earliest possible consideration, having regard to the state of public business. That was my sole object, and I am glad that the Seanad took the same view.

The Seanad adjourned at 5.40 p.m.