Dáil Éireann - Volume 125 - 11 April, 1951

Minister's Resignation—Statement by Taoiseach.

The Taoiseach: May I make a statement with the leave of the House?

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: No objection?

Mr. de Valera: Will we have an opportunity of making any remarks?

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: No; there can be no discussion.

The Taoiseach: I beg leave to state, for the information of the Dáil, that Dr. Noel Christopher Browne has placed in my hands, for submission to the President, his resignation from office as a member of the Government and that the President, on my advice, has accepted the resignation with effect from to-morrow, the 12th instant.

Dr. Browne's resignation as a member of the Government automatically terminates the assignment to him of the Department of Health, and, as a temporary arrangement, I have assigned that Department to myself with effect from to-morrow, the 12th instant.

The Dáil adjourned at 10.35 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, 12th April, 1951.