I move amendment No. b.1 :
In page 5, subsection (1), line 31, after " spouse " to insert
" (a) a lump sum payment for the support of the applicant spouse and of each of the dependent children of the family of such amount as the Court may consider proper, or (b) "; and in line 53 after " person " to insert " (a) a lump sum payment for the support of each of those dependent children, of such amount as the Court may consider proper, or (b) "
I have received representations in connection with this Bill from various organisations concerned. One such representation was from the Free Legal Advice Centre and I have incorporated in my amendments a number of the submissions from that body. I have received a report of the committee of the Dublin Solicitors' Bar Association on the Bill and they have requested me to bring it to the attention of all parties considering this Bill in Special Committee. A number of their proposed amendments are not dissimilar to the ones Deputy Collins and I submitted.