Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 1 and 2. I understand that it is agreed that we do not break for tea.

Arising from the previous meeting of the Seanad, could the Leader of the House tell me when he proposes to take No. 5 in my own name and that of the Senator Lenihan?

The Senator will appreciate that it was the intention to take No. 5 as soon as the Electoral (Amendment) Bill was dealt with, with the fond hope that that happy event might have occurred before Easter. We ordered No. 5 on a number of occasions. It was through no fault of any Member on this side of the House that No. 5 was not reached. All I can tell the Senator at this stage is that he has my goodwill to take it as soon as we can. I understand that the Minister will be anxious to take it as soon as possible.

I accept that explanation.

Order of Business agreed to.