I ask leave to move " after the word ‘ Minister ' in Section 2, line 1, and before the word ‘ may ' to insert ‘ on submitting a scheme and regulation as hereinafter provided and obtaining the approval of the Oireachtas to the same.'"
This amendment is far-reaching, and I am afraid the President may tell me again I am very nervous, but it deals with the whole principle of the very wide powers in this list, and it will throw more light upon what they would be. The intention is that the Oireachtas should be in a position to know exactly for what purpose these wide powers are required. It would tend to sub-divide the thing in exactly the manner that Senator Jameson thinks desirable. Then it would focus attention on one particular field of statistics rather than having general statistics taken together. Whenever a new lot of statistics would be required the Minister would have to submit a scheme of regulations and would have to obtain the approval of the Oireachtas.