Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Bill, 1951 — First Stage.

Leave granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to continue the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Acts, 1923 to 1950. — (Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach).

Will the Parliamentary Secretary say what is the period to be provided in the Bill because there is a Defence Forces Bill before the House at the moment, which has, been circulated?

This Bill is for 12 months because it is not considered that the permanent Bill will be passed in time.

Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, 21st February, 1951.