Wednesday, 4 July 1945
Dáil Éireann Debate
Minister for Local Government and Public Health (Mr. MacEntee): That will depend upon whether all the business ordered not only for to-day but for to-morrow is disposed of and I think that is unlikely.
Mr. Dillon: I am going to make my point and if Deputies do not like it they can reject it. The point is that the harvest is coming on, the weather has not been very good, there is a lot of work to be done and there are many members who would like to get home and to stay at home——
Mr. Dillon: ——so that my suggestion is that the leading Parties in the House might consider whether it would be practicable to get all the business disposed of by sitting on Friday and Saturday instead of bringing Deputies back here again. The House might, at least, consider that suggestion.
General Mulcahy: The same difficulty would apply to any week during, say, the last two months. I do not think that the difficulty that Deputies find themselves up against in discussing seriously Parliamentary business is going really to be effectively dealt with until the financial year is changed from the 31st March to the 31st December. Until that is done, our financial business and the main part of our legislative work cannot be done  at a time that suits the economy we have.
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