The Deputy spoke of surveying the whole field of activities of the Department. I would point out that this is an amending Bill and that the main Bill may not be discussed except in so far as it is af...
The fact that the Minister is empowered to inquire into their operations does not justify a discussion of those operations.
That is precisely the point on which the Cháir joined issue with the Deputy. It is not relevant.
It is not the duty of the Ceann Comhairle to interpret measures before the House, except for the purpose of order.
The Chair does not concur. On an amending Bill the operations of any body set up under the main Act are not open for discussion, unless its operations are affected. In this case they are not. This m...
Section 2 does not prescribe that members of agricultural committees shall travel third class.
The Deputy should not repeat himself.
If the Deputy has nothing further to say on this Bill——
The Deputy was not obliged to deal with interruptions.
The Deputy must confine his remarks to this Bill.
Flour millers are not in this Bill.
The Deputy is limited to this amending Bill.
The Deputy, having asked a question, is making a speech.
When is it proposed to take the Committee Stage of the Bill?
Housing (Amendment) Bill, 1943—Second Stage.
As I pointed out on another Bill to-day, in discussing an amending Bill, debate is limited strictly to the Bill; and to any Housing Act only in so far as affected by this Bill. Post-war planning and ...
The Chair could not have known that.
The Bill does not purport to tackle that problem. If it were a major Bill, the Deputy might be in order. This measure merely amends certain minor points.
I regret for the Deputy's sake that we cannot have it on this Bill.
The Chair said nothing. I do not mind the Deputy drawing the attention of the Minister to the matter in a sentence, provided he does not develop it into discussion on a Housing Bill.
Committee on Finance. - Vocational Education (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 1943—Second Stage.
It decidedly does not give such opportunity.
That was tried twice on other measures to-day.