EXPIRING LAWS CONTINUANCE BILL.

Mr. O'HIGGINS

I move that the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill be received for final consideration. There was a question yesterday of an item in the First Schedule, Section 42 of the National Insurance Act, 1911. Now, the National Insurance Act of 1911 is not an expiring Act. It is not temporary, but that particular section of it when the Bill was moved read "until the first day of January, 1915," and so on. It went on to provide for the cases of insured persons who have not joined an Approved Society within the prescribed time or who having been members of an Approved Society have resigned or been expelled therefrom, and have not within the prescribed time joined another Approved Society. It enabled them to use the Post Office in a certain way, and the amounts standing to their credit were credited to a special fund in the Post Office, and were made available from time to time as required. That was an experiment, and consequently it was thought better to give it a trial until the 1st January, 1915. Evidently the experiment was satisfactory and gave good results, because this particular section of the Act has been continued from year to year ever since.

Motion made and question put:
"That the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill be received for final consideration."
Agreed.

Mr. O'HIGGINS

I move that the Bill do now pass and be sent to Seanad Eireann.

I beg to second the motion.

Motion made and question put:
"That the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill do now pass and be sent to Seanad Eireann."
Agreed.