SHOP HOURS (DRAPERY TRADES, DUBLIN AND DISTRICTS) BILL, 1926. - MOTION BY SENATOR DOUGLAS.

Tuesday, 6 July 1926

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 7 No. 12

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Mr. DOUGLAS: Information on James Green Douglas  Zoom on James Green Douglas  I beg to move:—

“That it is desirable that a Conference be held between members representing the Seanad and the Dáil upon the amendments made by the Seanad to the Shop Hours (Drapery Trades, Dublin and Districts) Bill, 1926, with which the Dáil have disagreed, and that the Seanad do propose that a Conference be held accordingly and that it be represented thereat by the following five Senators:—Brown, Douglas, Farren, MacGuinness and Moran.”

The intention of my motion is to see if, before the House decides whether or not it should insist on its amendments to this Bill, any of the points can be met and if, possibly with a certain amount of sacrifice, agreement can be reached. I would just like to say, briefly, that I have no idea whether agreement can be reached, but it is my opinion that if it were possible on one or two of the outstanding points to reach a certain amount of compromise, it would be better that the Bill should be passed than that it should be held up for nine months. Even then the question as to whether the Executive would be obliged to send it to the Governor-General or not would be a very nice point indeed. I prefer that [711] there should be agreement, and for that reason I suggest that the House should pass this motion. If there is no agreement the House will be at absolute liberty either to insist upon the amendments or to decide it should not insist.

Mr. BROWN: Information on Samuel Lombard Brown  Zoom on Samuel Lombard Brown  I beg to second.

Motion put and, on a show of hands, declared carried by 18 votes to 15.

Mr. MacGUINNESS: Information on Francis MacGuinness  Zoom on Francis MacGuinness  I was speaking to a Senator just before the House assembled, and I know that he definitely expressed views opposite to the manner in which he is now voting.

CATHAOIRLEACH:  I cannot hear you.

Mr. MacGUINNESS: Information on Francis MacGuinness  Zoom on Francis MacGuinness  I therefore ask for a division.

Mr. COUNIHAN: Information on John Joseph Counihan  Zoom on John Joseph Counihan  In the event of Senator Douglas's motion being carried and the Dáil and Seanad having a conference, can Senator Moran go forward with his motion, then, if there is agreement?

[712]CATHAOIRLEACH:  Oh, yes. Senator Moran's motion would still stand.

Mr. COUNIHAN: Information on John Joseph Counihan  Zoom on John Joseph Counihan  I mean after the conference?

CATHAOIRLEACH:  If the conference is abortive.

Mr. COUNIHAN: Information on John Joseph Counihan  Zoom on John Joseph Counihan  Can he bring it forward then?

CATHAOIRLEACH:  Oh, yes.

Mr. DOUGLAS: Information on James Green Douglas  Zoom on James Green Douglas  Whether the conference is abortive or not, I want to say, with great respect, that he can bring it forward.

Mr. MORAN: Information on James Moran  Zoom on James Moran  I will not be in Dublin on Friday, and I ask some other name to be substituted on the Committee.

Mr. DOUGLAS: Information on James Green Douglas  Zoom on James Green Douglas  I hoped that the Committee might meet at once. The Dáil will probably be sitting only one or two days and——

CATHAOIRLEACH:  Better wait until we see the result of the division.

William Barrington.
Samuel L. Brown.
John C. Counihan.
Countess of Desart.
James Douglas.
Michael Duffy.
Sir Thomas H. Grattan Esmonde.
Sir Nugent Talbot Everard.
Thomas Farren.
Thomas Foran.
Sir John P. Griffith.
Henry Seymour Guinness.
Rt. Hon. Andrew Jameson.
Sir John Keane.
Rt. Hon. Sir Bryan Mahon.
Colonel Maurice Moore.
John T. O'Farrell.

Thomas Westropp Bennett.
Henry L. Barniville.
Mrs. Eileen Costello.
James Dillon.
Martin Fitzgerald.
Oliver St. John Gogarty.
Patrick W. Kenny.
Thomas Linehan.
Francis MacGuinness.
James MacKean.
John MacLoughlin.
James Moran.
Joseph O'Connor.
Michael F. O'Hanlon.
Bernard O'Rourke.
James J. Parkinson.
Thomas Toal.

CATHAOIRLEACH:  I vote in favour of the motion.

Motion declared carried.

Mr. GUINNESS: Information on Henry Seymour Guinness  Zoom on Henry Seymour Guinness  I take it that if the Dáil refuses to meet the Committee in conference the matter will collapse.

CATHAOIRLEACH:  Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.


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