Seanad Éireann - Volume 9 - 22 July, 1927
PRIVATE BUSINESS. - PUBLIC BUSINESS.
Mr. BENNETT Mr. BENNETT
Mr. BENNETT: I move:
That three members of the Seanad, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, be appointed to serve with three members of the Dáil on the Joint Committee on Standing Orders to be set up in pursuance of Order 7 of the Standing Orders relative to Private Business.
Mr. BROWN Mr. BROWN
Mr. BROWN: I second the motion.
CATHAOIRLEACH: Do you propose to suggest the names of the Committee?
Mr. BENNETT Mr. BENNETT
Mr. BENNETT: I suggest that they be left to the Select Committee, and if  it is convenient that the Committee should meet at two o'clock the next day the Senate meets.
Motion put and agreed to.
CATHAOIRLEACH: The selection is to be left to the Selection Committee The next matter is a message from the Dáil:—
Dáil Eireann has passed the following Resolution, in which the concurrence of Seanad Eireann is desired:
“That it is expedient that a Joint Committee consisting of three members of the Dáil and three members of the Seanad be set up to assist and advise the Ceann Comhairle and the Cathaoirleach in the direction and control of the Oireachtas Library.”
CATHAOIRLEACH: The next message is to the following effect:
Dáil Eireann has passed the following Resolution, in which the concurrence of Seanad Eireann is desired:—
“That it is expedient that a Joint Committee consisting of five members of the Dáil and five members of the Seanad be set up to assist and advise the Ceann Comhairle and the Cathaoirleach in the direction and control of the Oireachtas Restaurant.”
The peculiarity about this message is that while this is practically reviving a committee whose duties would expire on the expiration of the Session, that committee whose duties have expired was appointed not merely to look after the Restaurant but also to superintend and look after the internal accommodation of the Oireachtas. That has been left out, I do not know whether by accident or by design. I do not know what it is proposed to do with regard to the supervision of the internal accommodation of the Oireachtas. It occurred to me that there cannot be any hurry about it and that it might stand over until we next meet. In the meantime, I will ascertain from the Ceann Comhairle what it is proposed to do  with the other duty this committee has discharged this Session. I propose that this message be left over and it will appear on the Agenda again, the next day we meet.
Seanad Éireann 9 PRIVATE BUSINESS. PUBLIC BUSINESS.