Seanad Éireann - Volume 86 - 05 May, 1977

Misuse of Drugs Bill, 1973: Committee and Final Stages.

Sections 1 to 24, inclusive, agreed to.

SECTION 25

Question proposed: “That section 25 stand part of the Bill”.

Ruairí Quinn: Would the Minister care to comment on my points in regard to the complaints commission and powers of arrest, particularly those I made for an independent complaints commission in connection with section 25?

Mr. Corish: That would be a matter for the Minister for Justice rather than the Minister for Health.

[762] Ruairí Quinn: The Minister for Health has given the Garda additional powers. I am merely putting on the record of the House my concern at the additional necessity for such.

Mr. Corish: The general behaviour of the Garda is a matter for the Minister for Justice.

Question put and agreed to.

Sections 26 to 43, inclusive, agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment, received for final consideration and passed.

Business suspended at 1.00 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.