I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1:
Section 2: In page 3, between lines 45 and 46, the following inserted:
"(8) Where a dispute arises in regard to the apportionment of the rent under subsection (7) (c) (ii), the matter shall be determined under section 17 of the Act of 1967 (which refers to the determination of certain matters by arbitration)."
The reason I am here is that the Minister for Justice was dealing with other legislation in this House and he asked me to pilot this legislation through the Seanad, which I did. We will have to leave it to the historians to decide whether it was successful or otherwise. It passed through all Stages in the Seanad. Basically this amendment is in conformity with an amendment proposed by the Opposition in the Seanad. It gives effect to a lacuna or a void in section 2. Effectively it is an additional subsection. It was brought forward for discussion in the Seanad by Senator Cooney and Senator Molony. This amendment is now before the Dáil to give effect to their wish.
If there are any details Deputy O'Keeffe would like to raise, within my competence I would be glad to deal with them. This amendment gives effect to an Opposition amendment in the Seanad—more or less; I do not want to mislead Deputy O'Keeffe or the House, it is not in direct or exact conformity with what was desired— which was withdrawn on the undertaking that an amendment would be introduced in this House.