SECTION 4.

Section 5 to 10 inclusive of the House of Commons Cost Taxation Act, 1847, as amended by the House of Commons Costs Taxation Act, 1879, shall apply to the taxation of the costs, charges, and expenses in respect of proceedings before a committee of either House of the Oireachtas or a joint committee of both such Houses with the modifications following, that is to say :—
(a) references to the taxing officer, shall be construed as referring to the taxing officer of the Oireachtas.
(b) references to standing orders shall be construed as referring to standing orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to private business.
(c) references to the Speaker shall be construed as references to the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann on standing orders relative to private business.
(d) the fees referred to in Section 7 of the said Act shall be such fees as shall from time to time be prescribed by standing orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to private business.
(e) the taxing officer may receive any affidavit which is sworn before a Commissioner for Oaths of the High Court or a Peace Commissioner.

I propose to delete the word " of " in line 7 and to substitute therefor the words " made jointly by."

Question put and agreed to.

I propose to add at the end of line 11 the words " relative to private business."

Question put and agreed to.

I propose in line 14 to delete the word " of " and to substiture therefor the words " made jointly by," and to add at the end of line 15 the words " relative to private business."

Question put and agreed to.

The question is that Section 4, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.
SECTION 5.
Sections 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 (both inclusive) of the Parliamentary Costs Act, 1865, shall apply to the awarding of costs in proceedings in relation to a private bill before a committee of either House of the Oireachtas or a joint committee of both such Houses with the modifications following, that is to say :—
(a) the word " committee " shall mean a committee of either House of the Oireachtas or a joint committee of both such Houses.
(b) the expression " private Bill " shall have the same meaning as in this Act.
(c) references to the taxing officer or to the taxing officer of the House shall be construed as referring to the taxing officer of the Oireachtas.
(d) references to the standing orders of either House of Parliament shall be construed as referring to the standing orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to private business.
(e) references to the Parliamentary Deposits Act, 1846, and references to the House of Commons Costs Taxation Act, 1847, shall be construed as referring to those Acts as applied and modified by this Act.

I propose to delete the word " of " in line 34 and to substitute therefor the words " made jointly by."

Question put and agreed to.

The question is that Section 5, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.