Dáil Éireann - Volume 8 - 01 July, 1924
STATE HARBOURS BILL, 1924. - REFERRED TO JOINT COMMITTEE OF BOTH HOUSES.
The PRESIDENT The PRESIDENT
The PRESIDENT: I move the following motion:—
Go gcuirtar Bille na gCuanta Stáit, 1924, chun Có-Choiste den dá Thigh, a hainmneofar do réir forálacha Buan-Ordú 61 (Gnó Príobháideach);
That the State Harbours Bill, 1924, be referred to a Joint Committee of both Houses, to be nominated in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 61 (Private Business);
Go gcuirtar chun an Chó-Choiste gach Achuinge a tíolacfar i gcoinnibh an Bhille trí lá glan roimh an dáta a socruíodh i gcóir cruinniú an ChóChoiste, go n-éistear na hAchuingeoirí i bpearsain no tré na nAbhcóidí no tré n-a nGníomhairí i gcoinnibh an Bhille, agus go n-eistear Abhcóidí no Gníomhairí i leith an Bhille.
That all Petitions against the Bill presented three clear days before the date fixed for the meeting of the Joint Committee be referred to the Joint Committee, that the petitioners be heard either personally or by their Counsel or Agents against the Bill and that Counsel or Agents be heard in support of the Bill.
Go gcuirtar teachtaireacht chun an tSeanaid á iarraidh ortha aontú leis an Rún.
That a message be sent to the Seanad desiring their concurrence with the Resolution.
Major COOPER Major COOPER
Major COOPER: One point arises on this. The Standing Orders for private business make no special provision for the representation of the State. The State is exactly in the same position as an ordinary litigant, and if counsel or agents be heard in support of the Bill, it will be necessary for the Chief State Solicitor to qualify himself as a Parliamentary agent. It will be easy for him to do it, as he is a qualified solicitor and he need only make the necessary deposit. I believe opposition is coming from various quarters, and it is very desirable that this matter should be seen to beforehand.
Motion put and agreed to.
STATE HARBOURS BILL, 1924.
REFERRED TO JOINT COMMITTEE OF BOTH HOUSES.