Order of Business.

Wednesday, 20 May 1953

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 138 No. 16

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An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is proposed to take business as on the Order Paper: Items Nos. 8, 2, 6, 7, 9—Votes 56 and 57.

Mr. Norton: Information on William Norton  Zoom on William Norton  Could the Tánaiste say how far the Government have got with the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Bill?

[2054]An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  If the Deputy will co-operate with the Government in disposing of the business now before the Dáil it will expedite the appearance and enactment of that Bill.

General Mulcahy: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  In other words, an invitation to shut up.

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman  Zoom on Gerard Sweetman  We have not seen it yet.

Mr. Norton: Information on William Norton  Zoom on William Norton  On the last occasion on which I asked as to the whereabouts of this Bill I was told it was in the hands of the parliamentary draftsman, who was stated to be submerged in work. The parliamentary draftsman has no function in this House in relation to the discussion on the Budget Resolution. So far we have not seen the Bill. We have to see it before we can consider passing it. What has the Tánaiste to say now about the Bill? Surely the Budget discussion is not impeding the parliamentary draftsman from completing the Bill? We were promised this Bill in a fortnight two months ago. I hope the Minister will not become impetuous if I ask him, two months after the promise was made, where is the Bill?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  The Bill will appear in due course.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  I would like to ask the Tánaiste does he propose to move the writ for Wicklow?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I will tell the Deputy when it is convenient.

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman  Zoom on Gerard Sweetman  Will the Tánaiste inform his outrider, Deputy Cogan, who heard on Monday what we were going to do in reference to the matter?

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  You can do nothing about it.

Mr. MacBride: Information on Seán MacBride  Zoom on Seán MacBride  Can the Tánaiste not give an indication as to whether the Government propose to move the writ for Wicklow?

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  What business is that of yours?

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Toujours la politesse.

[2055]Mr. MacBride: Information on Seán MacBride  Zoom on Seán MacBride  The people would like to know.

Donnchadh Ó Briain: Information on Donnchadh Ó Briain  Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Briain  We do not want to see you wiped out.

Mr. MacBride: Information on Seán MacBride  Zoom on Seán MacBride  Why not move the writ for Wicklow?

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman  Zoom on Gerard Sweetman  A lot of the boys seem to be cross.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  I thought the Taoiseach was giving a signal.

The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  I would like to see the signal from the other side.

Brendán Mac Fheórais: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  When is it proposed to circulate the Bill to increase special allowances and disability pensions?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It will be circulated shortly.

Mr. O. Flanagan: Information on Oliver J. Flanagan  Zoom on Oliver J. Flanagan  May I ask your permission to raise on the Adjournment Question No. 30 on the Order Paper of the 13th May, addressed to the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  The Deputy was enjoying his holidays.


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