In that case I propose:—
"That the Seanad agree to the amendments made by the Dáil to Amendment No. 1 made by the Seanad to the Dentists Bill, 1927:
That the Seanad do not insist on Amendments Nos. 3 and 5; and
That the Seanad do not insist on Amendment (No. 4) (deletion of the Third Schedule) but make the following amendments to the Third Schedule:—
1. The words "Hill, Robin, 42 MacCurtain Street, Cork," inserted in the appropriate place.
2. The words "Keegan, Bernard, Danesfort, Killarney," inserted in the appropriate place.
3. The words "O'Leary, William J., 2 Chapel Hill, Cork," inserted in the appropriate place.
4. The words "Shortt, Roland, 59 Waterloo Road, Dublin," inserted in the appropriate place.
5. The words "Reid, John, 144 North Strand Road, Dublin," deleted.
When this Bill was before the House in the month of March a Committee was appointed by the Seanad to go into Schedules 3 and 4. That Committee met, and at the first meeting we asked the Minister to follow the lines suggested to the Dáil Committee. We followed those lines very closely, and the result was that we made several suggestions regarding Schedules numbers 3 and 4 to the Bill. When the Bill came before the House the Minister accepted our recommendations regarding the Fourth Schedule, but he objected to the Third. The House then asked the Committee to reconsider the matter and invited the Minister to attend.
The Minister attended and, without going into the reasons why the Committee had made these recommendations, we were led to believe he would accept one. Subsequently when it came before the House he was ready to accept two, but regarding another one he was not satisfied with certain affidavits produced. I think it would be very invidious to accept the recommendations of the Dáil on similar lines, and object practically to only one name, after having that name before the House for the last two or three months. I think it is a very cruel thing to exclude him from the right of going for examination. I have never proposed that any person should go on the Register unless he was competent, and the responsibility for saying whether a person was competent should be thrown on the Dental Board. It is their right and privilege to examine candidates to see if they are competent. I think it would be a mistake to exclude him, and I hope the Minister will see his way to accept the proposals I make in my amendment.