I move the following amendment:—
To delete paragraph (c) and to substitute therefor two new paragraphs as follows:—
(c) the following portions of the Principal Act are hereby repealed, that is to say, sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 32, Section 35 and sub-section (2) of Section 36.
(d) Section 34 of the Principal Act is hereby repealed and the following new section substituted therefor:—
34.—(1) Every corporate body which resides in Saorstát Eireann and is for the time being a rated occupier of any premises situate in the city shall be entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the borough electoral area in which such premises are situate.
(2) For the purposes of this section a corporate body shall not be deemed to reside in Saorstát Eireann unless the majority of its directors are citizens of Saorstát Eireann, and it is registered under the Companies Acts, 1908 to 1924, in Saorstát Eireann, or the business carried on by it in Saorstát Eireann consists wholly or substantially of the manufacture of goods in Saorstát Eireann, and such company has complied with the provisions of the Control of Manufactures Acts, 1932-1934.
(3) A corporate body may be registered in the register of electors in respect of two or more premises.
(4) For the purposes of this section the word "premises" means a hereditament or tenement separately valued under the valuation Acts.
(5) The vote at any election under this Act may be given on behalf of a corporate body by any person authorised in that behalf by writing, sealed with the common seal of such corporate body, and attested by a witness, and any document purporting to be so sealed shall be sufficient evidence of the authority of the person producing the same to vote on behalf of such corporate body."
I ask the leave of the House to detele paragraph (3) of the amendment which does not affect the main object I have in view. That provision was taken from the previous Act and I do not think it is necessary.