SECTION 7.

In this Act—
the expression " taxing officer of the Oireachtas " means the taxing officer appointed under the standing orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to private business, the expression " private bill " means any bill promoted for the particular interest or benefit of any person, or which interferes with the private property of any person otherwise than the interest of the public generally and as a measure of public policy, and includes any bill for the confirmation of any provisional or other order and any public bill which has been referred to the Examiner by the Ceann Comhairle or the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad under standing orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to private business.

I propose to delete the word " of " in line 58 and to substitute therefor the words " made jointly by."

Question put and agreed to.

I propose to add at the end of the Section the following words : " and any public Bill which has been referred to the Examiner by the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil or the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad under the Standing Orders made jointly by Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann relative to Private Business."

This includes a hybrid Bill, such as the State Harbours Bill. In that case a Counsel might be precluded by this Act on a technical point from getting costs.

Question put and agreed to.

The question is that Section 7, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

The question is that Section 8 stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.
TITLE.

I propose to add at the end of the Title the following words : " and other matters relative to Private Bill Proceedings."

Question put and agreed to.

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

Question put and agreed to.
The Bill, as amended, was ordered to be reported to the Seanad.