Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013: Committee and Remaining Stages

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard Durkan)

This Bill is to conclude after two and a half hours, if not previously concluded. I call the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to move amendment No. 1.


I move amendment No. 1:

In page 5, line 30, to delete “Parts 6 and 9” and substitute “Parts 4, 5 and 9”.

Amendment agreed to.
Section 1, as amended, agreed to.
Sections 2 to 29, inclusive, agreed to.

I move amendment No. 2:

In page 5, line 7, to delete “to” where it firstly occurs.

Amendment agreed to.
Title, as amended, agreed to.
Bill reported, with amendments, received for final consideration and passed.

I commend the Acting Chairman, Deputy Durkan, on his outstanding chairmanship.

We have just dealt with important legislation which comprised more than 29 sections and not one member of the Opposition was in attendance.

They have abandoned the House. They have no interest.