I beg to move:—
"That, having regard to the Message received from the Dáil, dated the 25th June, 1925, the Seanad do rescind the Resolution which it passed on the 11th June, 1925, in the following terms:—
‘That the Joint Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Business be requested to submit additional Standing Orders regulating the procedure to be adopted in connection with Private Bills relating to Matrimonial matters, including a Standing Order or Orders which will prevent Bills of Divorce a vinculo matrimonii from being deemed to have been introduced under Standing Order 55 and which will provide that such Bills must be read a first time in each House before they are further proceeded with in the Seanad.’”
I am not going to delay the House very long in moving this motion, nor am I going to stoke any fires. My reasons for moving it are that I am not at all satisfied that things should remain in the state they have been since our Resolution was sent to the Dáil. In that Resolution an attempt was made to assert a principle which I am not prepared to support, and, therefore, I move the adoption of the resolution standing in my name.