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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 27 Mar 1924

Vol. 6 No. 32


I move that the Central Fund Bill be read a first time.

I second the motion.

resumed the Chair at this stage.

Motion put and agreed to.

I beg leave to move the suspension of Standing Orders 79, 80, 86 and 88, in order to enable the remaining stages of the Central Fund Bill to be taken to-night. It is necessary that this Bill become law before the end of the financial year, so that the Public Services may have funds provided to meet them. The Seanad is meeting at 12 o'clock to-morrow to consider the Bill, and it will be possible for the Dáil, if it is passed to-night, to meet after the Seanad has dealt with the Bill, or on Monday.

Is the Bill printed and ready for distribution?

Can we not have the Bill before we are asked to take that question?

Yes, the First Reading has been passed.

On the motion to suspend the Standing Orders——

The request to make the motion has to be supported by 53 Deputies.

Can it not be discussed before?

Not until it has been moved. The Minister for Finance desires to move a motion to suspend Standing Orders 79, 80, 86, and 88, for the purpose of taking the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Stages of the Central Fund Bill to-day. Under new Standing Order 123, the request to receive the motion must have the support of not less than one half of the Teachtai who have taken their seats. Teachtai who support the request to take the motion, will please stand up in their places.

The required number of Deputies having risen, the motion was moved by the Minister for Finance.

Question put, and agreed to.