MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT.

Wednesday, 31 January 1923

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 2 No. 23

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Mr. THOS. JOHNSON: Information on Thomas Johnson  Zoom on Thomas Johnson  I desire to ask leave to move a motion at a later stage of the Sitting in the following terms:—

“That Dáil Eireann condemns the policy and practice of reprisals as immoral, unjust, and unlawful, and that such ought not to be tolerated in any civilised country.”

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  In what way is it intended to move this motion? Is it by leave of the Dáil or under any Standing Order?

Mr. JOHNSON: Information on Thomas Johnson  Zoom on Thomas Johnson  Under the Standing Orders 14 and 15.

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  They do not provide for a motion. They provide for a discussion. That has been explicitly ruled on before. They provide for the raising of a matter but not for the moving of a motion.

Mr. JOHNSON: Information on Thomas Johnson  Zoom on Thomas Johnson  Well, if I may, I will ask leave of the Dáil to raise this subject which arises out of a proclamation appearing in the morning papers by the Military Officer in charge of the Dublin area.

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  Yes. If twelve Deputies support it, the matter can be raised, but if it is intended to move the adjournment, as stated yesterday, at 6 o'clock, this could be raised on the adjournment without any necessity for twelve Deputies supporting it. Is it the intention to move the adjournment at 6 o'clock.

The PRESIDENT: Information on William T. Cosgrave  Zoom on William T. Cosgrave  Yes.

Mr. DARRELL FIGGIS: Information on Darrell Figgis  Zoom on Darrell Figgis  In the event of a discussion on the adjournment the support of 12 Deputies would hardly be required under the Standing Orders. Under the Standing Orders, if 12 Deputies did support it, the discussion would arise some time earlier than the adjournment.

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  The Deputy asking permission does not desire to raise the subject before 6 o'clock.

[1148]Mr. JOHNSON: Information on Thomas Johnson  Zoom on Thomas Johnson  I will be satisfied to have it raised at 6 o'clock.

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  Very well; you want to raise a discussion on the matters involved in the Proclamation of General Hogan which appears this morning?

Mr. DARRELL FIGGIS: Information on Darrell Figgis  Zoom on Darrell Figgis  If that matter is taken at 6 o'clock, is it to be limited to half an hour, or may it be extended up to half-past eight?

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  It will be limited to half an hour under the adjournment rule.

Mr. JOHNSON: Information on Thomas Johnson  Zoom on Thomas Johnson  When I consented to that proposition I assumed it would be feasible for the discussion to be continued.

AN CEANN COMHAIRLE: Information on Michael Hayes  Zoom on Michael Hayes  If 12 Deputies support it the discussion can continue under the Standing Orders. Has the request the support of 12 Deputies?

Twelve Deputies having risen in their places the necessary leave was given, and the motion stood over until 6 p.m.


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