Seanad Éireann - Volume 8 - 05 May, 1927
PRIVATE BUSINESS. - DUBLIN UNITED TRAMWAYS (LUCAN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS) BILL, 1927—FROM THE DAIL.
LEAS-CHATHAOIRLEACH: Before moving the motion on the Order Paper in my name. I should like to allude to the fact that owing to the interpretation given to Article 39 of the Constitution it has been held that a Bill initiated in the Seanad and amended in the Dáil must be treated on its return from the Dáil as a Bill initiated in that House. This Bill is one which has been so amended. The Dáil inserted three amendments of a technical nature. Owing to the interpretation of Article 39 of the Constitution to which I have referred no certificate of these amendments has been received from the Dáil which sends the Bill to the Seanad as though it were a fresh Bill initiated in the Dáil. I have no official notification of any amendments but informally I know that three small technical amendments were inserted as follows:—
1. In Section 1, page 5, to delete lines 6, 7 and 8.
2. In Section 17, page 8, line 55, to delete the words “Governor-General or any order of the.”
3. In Section 38, sub-section (2), page 14, line 53, to delete the words “order of the Governor-General” and substitute therefor the words “authorised under an order of the Minister.”
These are the facts as I know them. I now move “That the Bill do now pass.”
CATHAOIRLEACH: I suppose you have not received any notice of objection of any kind.
 LEAS-CATHAOIRLEACH: None whatever. These are only technical amendments.
Mr. FARREN Mr. FARREN
Mr. FARREN: I do not want to raise any contentious question now and I did not want to introduce any amendment on the Report Stage but I want to take this opportunity of suggesting to the Tramways Company which is responsible for the promotion of this Bill, that they should take into favourable consideration the superannuation of their employees. The employees of the Company have prepared a scheme of superannuation on a contributory basis and they have asked the Company to agree to the scheme. Everyone admits that it is hardly fair that public servants or semi-public servants such as the employees of the Tramways Company are, after 40 or 50 years service, should be thrown on their own resources with nothing in front of them but probably public health assistance from the local authority. I hope the scheme prepared by the employees will receive favourable consideration from the Company.
Question put and agreed to.
Seanad Éireann 8 PRIVATE BUSINESS. DUBLIN UNITED TRAMWAYS (LUCAN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS) BILL, 1927—FROM THE DAIL.