Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach.

The next item on the Order Paper is the fixing of a date for the election of Leas-Chathaoirleach. I should like members of the House to assist me in this matter, because it is the House that decides on what day we shall have the election.

I move: "That the election take place on this day week, the 19th December."

Question put and agreed to.

The election will be the first business on the Order Paper for that day. I should like to remind Senators that the formal nomination of candidates to fill the post must be with the Clerk by 4 o'clock on Friday next.