Seanad Éireann - Volume 145 - 30 November, 1995

Securitisation (Proceeds of Certain Mortgages) Bill, 1995: Motion for Earlier Signature.

Mr. Burke: I move:

That, pursuant to subsection 2º of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Securitisation (Proceeds of Certain Mortgages) Bill, 1995, on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to her.

I thank the Minister for coming to the House to deal with Committee Stage. He had other commitments yesterday and could not attend.

Mr. Fitzgerald: I thank the Minister for his attendance and I assure him of our total co-operation in dealing with this Bill.

Minister for Finance (Mr. R. Quinn): I appreciate the co-operation I have once again received from both sides of this House. I would have been here yesterday had I not had a prior commitment in the other House for Question Time. My colleague the Minister of State, Deputy Coveney, told me about the positive response he received from [860] this House. It came as no surprise to me. I appreciate the speedy way in which the House has met our requirement to have this matter dealt with.

Question put and agreed to.

Sitting suspended at 2.15 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.