STATEMENT OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT.

The ACTING-PRESIDENT AND MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS said:—
"The President has, by and with the advice of the Ministry, gone on a mission abroad, particulars of which will be communicated to the Dáil before the conclusion of the Session. In his absence we should, and it is his desire that we should, proceed with as much speed as possible with our constructive programme. Accordingly we shall ask the Dáil to deal with and advise on the questions of construction that will arise on the reports of the various Ministers. After the reports have been discussed the ministerial proposals will be proceeded with, and motions of which private members have given notice will then be taken up.