Committee Reports::Report - Remuneration of Ministers and the Allowances to Members of Oireachtas, 1929::13 November, 1929::Proceedings of the Joint Committee



Dé Céadaoin, 13adh Mí na Samhna, 1929.

Wednesday, 13th November, 1929.

1. The Joint Committee met at 11 a.m.

2. Present: Senator P. J. Hooper (in the Chair); Deputies T. Hennessy, J. F. Lemass, D. G. O’Mahony, P. Smith, W. Thrift and M. Tierney; Senators Mrs. Costello, T. Johnson, The McGillycuddy of the Reeks, Colonel Moore and M. F. O’Hanlon.

3. Special Allowance to the Leader of the Opposition.

Motion made (Senator O’Hanlon):

“That a special allowance should be paid to the Leader of the Opposition in the Dáil.”

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

4. Travelling Facilities.

Motion made (Deputy Tierney):

“That the Committee considers that the system of providing railway facilities for Deputies and Senators so far in operation has been unsatisfactory, both from the point of view of Deputies and Senators, and of the cost to the State, and that the State should take up with the railway companies the possibility of providing full facilities for travel in all parts of the Saorstát at the minimum real cost, irrespective of the railway companies’ existing scheduled charges.”

Consideration of the motion postponed.

5. The Joint Committee adjourned at 1.30 p.m. until next Friday at 10.45 a.m.