Financial Resolutions. - Public Hospitals (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 1940—Committee Stage.
Section 1, as amended, agreed to?
The Deputy is going back into a general statement on the whole Bill. He must relate his remarks and quotations to the amendment we are discussing.
I am afraid the Deputy is wandering a little beyond the scope of the amendment we are discussing.
I suggest that amendments Nos. 3 and 5 be taken together.
When will the Report Stage be taken?
Financial Resolutions. - Housing (Amendment) Bill, 1940—Second Stage (resumed).
I think the Deputy is discussing the housing problem on this Bill, which is a small amending Bill, to amend one sub-section of the original Bill.
I think it was intimated to the Deputy by the Ceann Comhairle that he must not pursue the general housing problem on this Bill.
I am afraid the Deputy, like his predecessor, is going into particulars on this Bill. I wonder if he has read the Bill?
It consists of one section merely extending the time for giving building grants.
I understood that the Deputy was bowing to the ruling of the Chair.
Then the Deputy can only discuss whether the Bill should be extended or not.
Will the Deputy now come back to the Bill?
No. The Bill proposes to alter the date from the 1st day of April, 1940, to the 1st day of April, 1941.
Perhaps the Deputy will now talk of the Bill? I have given him a lot of latitude. The matters to which he is now referring may be of public importance, but they are outside the scope of the present B...
I have already explained the purpose of the Bill to the Deputy.
We are only discussing that sub-section in so far as it is to be amended in certain respects; that is the changing of the date. Those are the only respects in which it can be discussed.
The main purpose of the Bill is simply to alter the date in the manner I have already indicated. The House has to determine whether the proposed extension shall or shall not be made.
It means an extension of the existing provisions.
I have already said that that would be in order.
I do not think the Small Dwellings (Acquisition) Act has anything to do with this Bill.
When will the Committee Stage be taken?
The only amendment could be on the matter of time.
Financial Resolutions. - Housing (Amendment) Bill, 1940—Committee and Final Stages.
The Bill has been certified by the Ceann Comhairle as a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 22 of the Constitution.