Order of Business.

Wednesday, 11 July 1951

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 126 No. 9

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Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  May I make an inquiry before the Order of Business regarding a question, No. 91, which I addressed to the Minister for Agriculture? Not infrequently questions to the Minister for Agriculture owing to their position on the Order Paper are not reached. [1315] May we assume that when questions to the Minister for Agriculture are not reached to-day they will move up on the Order Paper to-morrow?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  Yes, they will be ahead of other questions.

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is proposed to take the following Estimates: Health, Lands, Justice, Education and Industry and Commerce. They will be taken as on the Order Paper, except External Affairs.

Mr. Norton: Information on William Norton  Zoom on William Norton  I understood that Nos. 5 and 4 were ordered.

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  Oh yes, No. 5.

Mr. Norton: Information on William Norton  Zoom on William Norton  No. 5 comes before the Estimates?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  Yes.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Would the Tánaiste please indicate when it is proposed to take No. 2 on the Order Paper?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  We are prepared to allocate say an hour for it on Tuesday next.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  I suggest to the Tánaiste that at least three hours should be made available and that in accordance with the views expressed by the Minister for Justice when he spoke on a similar proposal by the late John Marcus O'Sullivan there should be no undue delay in considering this matter and that time should be made available either to-day or to-morrow. I do not want to press the Tánaiste at once; I do want to make it clear that I hold strongly that time should be made available before we adjourn this week.

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I think that it would be inconvenient to take it before Tuesday. With regard to time I will split the difference with the Deputy and say two hours.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  That is a matter on which the Tánaiste will allow room for opinion.

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  One and a half hours would be splitting the difference.

[1316]Mr. O. Flanagan: Information on Oliver J. Flanagan  Zoom on Oliver J. Flanagan  I have indicated my intention of raising Question No. 39 regarding the appointment of Miss O'Connell on the Adjournment to-night. I should like if Question No. 43 could be raised either by myself or by Deputy Davin in my absence to-morrow night on the Adjournment so as to give the Minister time to look up the files.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I will consider the question the Deputy has asked to raise to-night and the Deputy can ask a similar question to-morrow.

Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  This attempt to preempt time is intolerable.


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