Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 24 April, 2008

Electoral Commission Bill 2008: First Stage.

  Deputy Ciarán Lynch:I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to transfer to the Standards In Public Office Commission the functions of a constituency commission, the functions of a referendum commission, certain functions of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government relating to Dáil, European and local elections and the functions of registration authorities in the preparation and publication of electoral registers; to provide for access to information for the purpose of preparing and publishing electoral registers; to make provision for the use of Personal Public Service Numbers in connection with the registration of electors and with establishing the identity of persons applying for ballot papers at elections; and to provide for connected matters.

[14]   An Leas-Cheann Comhairle:Is the Bill opposed?

  Deputy Tom Kitt:No.

Question put and agreed to.

  An Leas-Cheann Comhairle:Since this is a Private Members’ Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members’ time.

  Deputy Ciarán Lynch:I move: “That the Bill be taken in Private Members’ time.”

Question put and agreed to.