Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Credit Reporting Bill 2012: Instruction to Committee
That, pursuant to Standing Order 177, Standing Order 131 is modified to permit an instruction to the Committee to which the Credit Reporting Bill 2012 may be recommitted in respect of certain amendments, for which it has power to make provision in the Bill in relation to an amendment to the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 to change the reference in section 5(2) and 5(3) from Parts 1 to 3 to Parts 1 to 4 in each case to reflect the fact that there are four Parts in each of Schedule 3 and Schedule 4; and to change the title of the Bill to take account of this provision.It is proposed to recommit the Bill to correct a mistake in the cross-referencing of two sections. We would appreciate the opportunity to make the relevant amendments on Committee Stage to ensure the text is correct when the Bill comes before the Seanad.
Similarly, we received clarification on the matter from officials in the Department whose co-operation is appreciated. They informed us of the effect the error would have on procedures. While it is not desirable that the House amend other legislation through the Credit Reporting Bill, Sinn Féin does not propose to stand in the way of a technical amendment to the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act. As the Minister of State is aware from the Committee Stage debate on the former Bill, we do not have a significant problem with it. I will, however, raise a number of minor issues on Report Stage.