Diplomatic Relations and Immunities Bill, 1967: First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given so far as Ireland is concerned to certain international conventions respecting diplomatic and consular relations, immunities and privileges and certain international conventions and agreements respecting the immunities and privileges of the United Nations Organisation, the specialised agencies of the United Nations and certain other international organisations, for those purposes to make provision as respects such relations, immunities and privileges and to provide for other matters connected with the matters aforesaid—Mr. Browne.
Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, 22nd February, 1967.

I should like to say that we always welcome the introduction of Bills in the Seanad and hope to see in the future further Bills being brought first to this House. Even though it is an inconvenience to take a Bill at such short notice, it is for the reason that we welcome this one that we agree.

The Minister is anxious to get the Bill to the Dáil as soon as possible and it will be circulated this evening.