Order of Business.

Wednesday, 11 March 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 173 No. 7

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An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is proposed to take Business in the following order: Nos. 5, 6, 7, 2, 3 and 1. It is not proposed to interrupt Public Business to take Private Deputies' business. It is proposed to call on the Minister for Finance to conclude on the Vote on Account at 9.15 p.m. and that the House will divide at 10.15 p.m. It is also proposed that the House sit until the conclusion of the Business, but not later than 12 midnight.

Mr. Cosgrave: Information on Liam Cosgrave  Zoom on Liam Cosgrave  Is it then proposed to adjourn until 8th April?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  Until 8th April.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  May I ask the Tánaiste whether he is prepared to make special time available for the discussion of the motion which was circulated last night in relation to the Rockingham estate?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I am not prepared to [964] make Government time available for that.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  Could the Tánaiste indicate whether it will be possible to discuss this matter prior to the recess? May I put it this way: I do not want to embarrass the Government, but this is a very important matter. Will it be possible to have the motion taken in conjunction with the Supplementary Estimate for Lands which will be taken to-night?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  It is not the same subject matter as that contained in the Supplementary Estimate.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  It has a bearing in connection with the amount of money and the purpose for which it is being supplied.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  The Chair has ruled quite definitely that it has no bearing whatever on the Supplementary Estimate.

[965]Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  I shall not dispute your ruling. All I am anxious to ensure is that time will be made available for a discussion of this matter.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  That is a matter for general agreement outside the House.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  I gave notice to you to-day, Sir, and also to the Government in relation to time being made available so that I could get information now. I am not taking them unawares.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I have nothing to say. It is a matter for the Government.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  May I ask the Tánaiste if he is prepared to co-operate and make time available to have this important matter discussed?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is not proposed to make time available for a discussion of this matter.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  I am afraid we shall have to take this up somewhere else then, because this estate will be sold——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  The Tánaiste has said he is not prepared to give Government time, so I cannot help the Deputy in the matter.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  Am I to take it I am precluded from raising this matter on the Supplementary Estimate tonight?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I have told the Deputy that it does not relevantly arise on the Supplementary Estimate.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  Do the Government and the Ceann Comhairle not realise that it may be too late to deal with the matter——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I have nothing to do with it. I am merely stating, on a matter of order, that the question the Deputy proposes to raise does not relevantly arise on the Supplementary Estimate. I propose now to proceed with the Order of Business.

Mr. McQuillan: Information on John McQuillan  Zoom on John McQuillan  I do not dispute [966] your ruling. Will it be possible to have the Estimate for Lands taken early this year, so that the matter may be dealt with?

An Tánaiste: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  The Estimate for Lands will be taken quite early after the recess.


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