Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011: Report Stage (Resumed)

Government amendment No. 171:
In page 70, line 30, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 172:
In page 70, line 31, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment put and declared carried.
Government amendment No. 173:
In page 70, line 33, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment put and declared carried.
Government amendment No. 174:
In page 70, line 37, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment put and declared carried.
Government amendment No. 175:
In page 70, to delete lines 40 to 42, and in page 71, to delete lines 1 to 3 and substitute the following:
"consideration of applications brought before the Tribunal that concerned complaints in respect of each category of legal practitioner referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of that subsection.".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 176:
In page 71, line 9, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 177:
In page 71, line 12, to delete "barristers" and substitute "practising barristers".
Amendment put and declared carried.
Government amendment No. 178:
In page 71, to delete lines 21 to 24 and substitute the following:
"subsection (4)(a)(i) that was incurred in the consideration and investigation of complaints in respect of each category of legal practitioner referred to in subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (4),".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 179:
In page 71, to delete lines 29 to 32 and substitute the following:
"brought before it concerning complaints in respect to each category of legal practitioner referred to in paragraph (a), (b) and (c) of that subsection,".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 180:
In page 72, lines 2 to 4, to delete all words from and including "The levy" in line 2 down to and including "directs" in line 4 and substitute the following:
"The levy referred to in subsection (1) shall be collected and retained by the Authority to be used to meet the costs it incurs in carrying out its functions under this Act".
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 181:
In page 72, between lines 21 and 22, to insert the following:
"(14) For the purposes of subsections (4) and (5)—
(a) a barrister is not a member of the Law Library at a given time, if, at that time, his or her name is on the roll of practising barristers, where the entry concerned specifies that he or she is not a member of the Law Library, and
(b) a barrister is a member of the Law Library at a given time, if, at that time, his or her name is on the roll of practising barristers, where the entry concerned does not include the specification referred to in paragraph (a).".
Amendment agreed to.

I move amendment No. 182:

In page 73, to delete lines 10 to 15.

I second the amendment.

Is the amendment being pressed?

Yes. It relates to an exemption for legal practitioners in full-time service of the State.

The amendment has already been discussed.

As no one has convinced me that such an exemption is worthwhile, I will press the amendment.

Amendment put:
The Seanad divided: Tá, 5; Níl, 15.

  • Barrett, Sean D.
  • Norris, David.
  • Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor.
  • O'Donovan, Denis.
  • O'Sullivan, Ned.

Níl

  • Bacik, Ivana.
  • Brennan, Terry.
  • Burke, Colm.
  • Coghlan, Paul.
  • Comiskey, Michael.
  • Conway, Martin.
  • Cummins, Maurice.
  • Hayden, Aideen.
  • Keane, Cáit.
  • Moloney, Marie.
  • Mulcahy, Tony.
  • Mullins, Michael.
  • O'Neill, Pat.
  • Sheahan, Tom.
  • van Turnhout, Jillian.
Tellers: Tá, Senators Sean D. Barrett and David Norris; Níl, Senators Paul Coghlan and Aideen Hayden.
Amendment declared lost.

I move amendment No. 183:

In page 74, to delete lines 1 to 15.

I second the amendment.

Amendment put:
The Seanad divided: Tá, 6; Níl, 14.

  • Barrett, Sean D.
  • Norris, David.
  • Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor.
  • O'Donovan, Denis.
  • O'Sullivan, Ned.
  • van Turnhout, Jillian.

Níl

  • Bacik, Ivana.
  • Brennan, Terry.
  • Burke, Colm.
  • Coghlan, Paul.
  • Comiskey, Michael.
  • Conway, Martin.
  • Cummins, Maurice.
  • Hayden, Aideen.
  • Keane, Cáit.
  • Moloney, Marie.
  • Mulcahy, Tony.
  • Mullins, Michael.
  • O'Neill, Pat.
  • Sheahan, Tom.
Tellers: Tá, Senators Sean D. Barrett and Trevor Ó Clochartaigh; Níl, Senators Paul Coghlan and Aideen Hayden.
Amendment declared lost.
Debate adjourned.

When is it proposed to sit again?

The Seanad adjourned at 12.05 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 2 December 2015.