Before we go into the Orders of the Day I rise to ask permission on the Motion for the Adjournment to call the attention of the Seanad to a matter of public importance. It is in connection with the statement made by the President in the Dáil the other day as to the conclusion of the Session before July 4th and the effect of that on the business of the Seanad before the end of the Session.


Very well, you will have your opportunity on the adjournment. I have to inform the Seanad that in pursuance of the Standing Orders the Speaker of the Dáil and myself, as Chairman of the Seanad, have appointed Senator James Douglas to be Chairman of the Joint Committee to which the Sligo Lighting and Electric Power Bill, 1924, has been referred by both Houses. I have further to inform the Seanad that in pursuance of Standing Orders the Joint Committee on Standing Orders relating to Private Business have nominated the following Senators to serve on that Committee— Mr. Thos. Farren, Sir John Keane and Mrs. Costello.