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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 10 Dec 1924

Vol. 9 No. 24


I move:

In page 5, Section 3 (3), line 43, to delete the words "by such council."

This is merely a drafting amendment. It is necessary, as profits might be also received by the board of health as well as by the county council.

Are we to consider these amendments in Committee? There are such a number of amendments it would be as well that we should sit in Committee.

We are not in Committee. I do not know if the Minister will move that we go into Committee.

Might I ask what is the position of the Bill I was interested in? I do not know if the Minister will give me any time to deal with it tonight.

It might be possible to give the Deputy an hour later on tonight.

Now, about the question of going into Committee.

The amendments put down in my name are mostly amendments agreed to on the Committee Stage, and they have been introduced to make certain slight alterations in drafting, and they are not of much consequence. Several other amendments have been put down that have been fully discussed on the Committee Stage and only come within Standing Orders because they happen to make some slight technical change in the wording. None of the amendments is of any great importance or raises any new point, so I do not think there is any reason to go into Committee.

Would the Minister refer to amendment No. 12, in the name of Deputy Cooper? That was not discussed on the last occasion; it is new matter, and I think there are quite a number of other new matters.

I submit that there are quite a number of very important amendments included in these 59 amendments. Many of them are, no doubt, drafting amendments, but some of them are quite important, and it is necessary to discuss them fully with a view to finding out whether the Minister's promises have been satisfactorily implemented. I would suggest that it is quite necessary to refer these amendments to Committee, otherwise we could not possibly discuss them fully.

If we come to any amendment which we think should be discussed in Committee, we could do so, but the preliminary amendments are purely drafting ones.

It will not make any difference to the Minister, but if we are to go into and out of Committee continuously it would make us look very foolish.

You should either sit in Committee or out of Committee.

Very well. I do not mind.

Question—"That the Dáil go into Committee for the consideration of the amendments to the Local Government Bill"—put and agreed to.