Order of Business.
1, 9 to 13, 14, 2, and then Fisheries.
Great Southern Railways Company (Superannuation Scheme) Bill, 1947— First Stage.
When is it proposed to take the Second Stage?
Presidential Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 1947—Second Stage (Resumed).
That has nothing to do with the Bill. It would be necessary to amend the Constitution, which cannot be done except by express Act for that purpose.
Possibly, but not to-day.
That is provided for in the Constitution.
The Deputy is free to do that if he can bring in a Bill for the purpose of amending the Constitution. It is laid down in the Constitution that in no other manner may the Constitution be amended.
For whom there is no money asked here. The money is asked for the President's establishment.
It is not for the Chair to answer the Deputy's question.
The Constitution does not mention “they”. It mentions “a person”.
The Deputy has said enough on that matter now.
Apparently the Deputy is not familiar with an Article of the Constitution which states:— “The President shall not be answerable to either House of the Oireachtas or to any court for the exercise and p...
The household of the President may not be discussed here.
The household of the President may not be discussed.
It would require an amendment of the Constitution.
That has nothing to do with this Bill.
The matter was explained, if the Deputy would listen.
Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) (Amendment) Bill, 1947—Second Stage.
Is the Deputy addressing the Chair or Deputy Corry?
I have no idea of its course yet.
I will see.
Is the Deputy now making a speech or a point of order?
The occupant of the Chair must rule as he sees fit.
Is the Deputy not repeating himself?
Did the Deputy not say that before in this debate?
As a matter of fact, the question of pensions does not arise.
That is a matter of administration.