Order of Business.
We have already given the Taoiseach an undertaking.
Yes, but without prejudice to our trying to debate amendments today.
Supplementary Estimate, 1982. - Vote 50: Industry and Energy.
I thought he would never say it.
I certainly do.
Supplementary Estimate, 1982. - Rent Restrictions (Temporary Provisions) (Continuance) Bill, 1982: Second and Subsequent Stages.
I very much appreciate Deputy Allen's point of view and I shall only say a few words on this. I want to explain to the House that what was suggested here this morning by Deputy Quinn could not in fac...
I agree to that.
We can take this up again later. Question put and agreed to. Agreed to take remaining Stages today. Bill put through Committee, reported without amendment and passed.
Supplementary Estimate, 1982. - Business of Dáil.
That is agreed. Question put and agreed to.
Supplementary Estimate, 1982. - Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Bill, 1982: Committee Stage.
It is a consequence of the temporary legislation being passed?
Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 3 and others are on the basis of the rents tribunal being accepted. If the substantive amendment falls these amendments also fall.
Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Bill, 1982: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.
Why does paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of section 7 not include all those people?
That does not seem clear from what the Minister is now doing.
The Minister is removing subsection (1)(a) of section 7 and substituting amendment No. 8.
The amendment does not include the word “spouse”.
It is at the top of page 6.
Is it not the position that there is nothing since the 1967 Act except the temporary legislation? Anything included in the 1967 Act is in operation until this Bill becomes an Act. Is not that correc...
I do not want to muddy the waters any further. The Rent Restrictions Act, 1967, had full force and effect at all times from its passing until the commencement of this Bill. The Minister is trying to...
That suggestion seems reasonable.
Section 12 (2), states:
I understand that, of course. However, the Minister has graciously accepted an amendment across the floor from Deputy Birmingham in an earlier section. I am hoping that he may do the same now.
I move amendment No. 26a: 26a. In page 8, subsection (2), line 30, before “nature” to insert “condition, including the condition of the matters referred to in section 26 (2).”. The purpose of this am...
Would the Minister tell me what is the difference between the nature, character and condition in relation to a house?
That is the point I am making.
Is that a legal definition of the word character in relation to a house?
This is the most important section.
It strikes me the word “condition” is better than the word “nature” or “character”. I think it is the word used in the tenant purchase Acts.