Thursday, 20 December 2018
Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages
The Minister of State, Deputy O'Donovan, has been waiting for quite a while. I welcome him to the House. This is a Seanad Bill which has been amended by the Dáil. In accordance with Standing Order 118, it is deemed to have passed its First, Second and Third Stages in the Seanad and is placed on the Order Paper for Report Stage. On the question "That the Bill be received for final consideration", the Minister may explain the purpose of the amendments made by the Dáil. This is looked upon as the report of the Dáil amendments to the Seanad. For Senators' convenience, I have arranged for the printing and circulation of the amendments and their proposed grouping. The Minister will deal separately with each related group of amendments. Senators may contribute once on each grouping. I remind Senators that the only matters which may be discussed are the amendments made by the Dáil.