IMEACHTA AN CHOISTE
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE
Déardaoin, 17ú Feabhra, 1949.
Thursday, 17th February, 1949.
1. The Committee met at 10.30 a.m. in Room 106.
2. The following Members were present:—
The Ceann Comhairle (Chairman); the Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach; Deputies G. Boland, Cogan, Davern, Halliden, Kennedy, Killilea, Lynch, McCann, McMenamin, Pattison and Timoney.
3. STATEMENTS BY MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE RELATING TO DEPUTY CORRY:
A draft Report brought in by the Chairman was read as follows:—
(1) The Committee on Procedure and Privileges deliberated on the request of the Ceann Comhairle that they consider certain statements made by the Minister for Agriculture during debate on Second Reading of the Agriculture (Amendment) Bill, 1948, on 14th December, 1948 (Official Report, Vol. 113, No. 11, Cols. 1506-1508), which implied a reflection on the probity of Deputy Corry in connection with the acquisition by him of lime from the Tuam Beet Sugar Factory.
(2) The Committee rejected by a majority decision a proposal that no further action be taken by the Committee, and decided instead to recommend to the House that the matter referred to them should be investigated by a Judicial Tribunal.
Motion made—Deputy Lynch:
“That the draft Report be the report of the Committee to the Dáil.”
Question put: The Committee divided: For, 7; Against, 5.
For: Deputies Boland, Cogan, Davern, Kennedy, Killilea, Lynch and McCann.
Against: Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach; Deputies Halliden, McMenamin, Pattison and Timoney.
The Question was declared carried accordingly.
Ordered: That the Report and relevant Proceedings be presented to the Dáil.
4. The Committee adjourned at 11.10 a.m.