Dáil Éireann - Volume 65 - 10 March, 1937

Private Business. - Dréacht-Bhunreacht, 1937—Céad Chéim.

An t-Uachtarán: Tairigim go dtugtar cead chun an Dréacht-Bhunreachta do thabhairt isteach.

An Ceann Comhairle: When is it proposed to take the Second Stage?

An t-Uachtarán: Tá sé ceapaithe an Dara Céim do `thógaint ar an 14adh lá d'Abrán.

Mr. Dillon: When will the Constitution be circulated?

An t-Uachtarán: Tuairim seachtain roimis sin—about a week before the 14th, say the 7th April. I hope to have it ready about that time.

General Mulcahy: How long will it take to read it?

The President: Not long.

Mr. Cosgrave: Is it intended to have the Second Reading within a week after the circulation of the document?

The President: I hope so.

Dr. O'Higgins: That is unfair to the House.

General Mulcahy: What does the President mean when he says he hopes or it is intended to have it ready by the 7th of April? When asked the question he said he hoped so.

The President: Yes, I hope so.

[1439] Mr. Dillon: It would be so dangerous to say “Yes.”

Mr. Cosgrave: There is only one week to elapse between the circulation and the Second Reading?

The President: That is the present hope.

Mr. Cosgrave: Where is it hoped or who hopes that that will be the case?

The President: If the interval is too short we will see whether further time cannot be given.

General Mulcahy: It is only another empty formula.

Do tugadh cead, agus do horduiodh an Dara Céim do thógaint an 14adh lá d'Abrán.