Thursday, 27 March 1947
Dáil Éireann Debate
An Tánaiste: It is proposed to take business as on the Order Paper: Items Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4—in Item No. 4, the Justice group of Estimates, followed  by the Social Welfare group, and then the Estimate for the Department of Posts and Telegraphs.
An Tánaiste: The various Estimates for which the Minister for Social Welfare is responsible must be passed before the recess. It is hoped that they will be finished to-day or to-morrow. If they should not be finished by 2 o'clock to-morrow, we shall move to sit late to finish them, but if they are finished before that time, we would not move to sit late for the purpose of taking the Posts and Telegraphs Estimate. The Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, in fact, is not anxious to commence the discussion of that Estimate, unless it is clear that there is a reasonable prospect of completing it before the Adjournment, so that the urgent business is the business in progress, the Justice group of Estimates and the Estimates for which the Minister for Social Welfare is responsible.
General Mulcahy: In view of the fact that the discussion on the Social Welfare Estimates may be protracted, can the Tánaiste say whether there is any technical reason why these Estimates should be passed before the recess?
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