Order of Business.

Wednesday, 16 November 1960

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 184 No. 7

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The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is proposed to take business as on the Order Paper Nos. 2, 4, 9 and 1. If not already reached it is proposed to interrupt business at 6 p.m. to take No. 1. It is proposed to take Private Members' Business at 9 o'clock.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Do I take it that No. 1 will continue until disposed of or until 9 o'clock?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  Yes.

Mr. Crotty: Information on Patrick J. Crotty  Zoom on Patrick J. Crotty  With your permission, A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I would like to raise the subject matter of Question 41 on the Order Paper of the 9th November on the adjournment.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  I shall communicate with the Deputy.

Dr. Browne: Information on Noel C. Browne  Zoom on Noel C. Browne  Is it proposed to take Private members' Business tomorrow?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I have received no request or proposal from the Committee on Procedure and Privileges to that effect.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  Would the Taoiseach say if the business scheduled for today is completed we shall sit tomorrow?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I think so. There will be other business ordered. Of course, I shall consider any proposals made to me by the Committee.

Mr. Wycherley: Information on Florence Wycherley  Zoom on Florence Wycherley  I have a motion on the Order Paper of very grave importance and I would ask that the Government should give time to have it considered before the West Cork Railways close down. Córas Iompair Éireann have refused to receive a deputation and I am very concerned about the matter. Will the Taoiseach allow special time so that the motion may be moved?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  It is quite possible that when the motion is proposed, we [1048] shall submit to the Chair that it is out of order.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  I would put it to the Taoiseach that Deputy Wycherley is entitled to sympathetic consideration in this matter. It relates to the closing down of a railway and C.I.E. might conceivably have lifted the rails before this matter would be considered by the House which would, to say the least of it, give the whole matter an aura of irrevocability. Deputy Wycherley's motion is a matter of the gravest importance and I can quite understand his concern about it.

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I am not prepared to accept that. I have pointed out that at the appropriate stage the Chair may be asked to consider if that motion is in order.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  If the ruling should go against the Government and the motion is in order Deputy Wycherley is entitled to have it considered as a matter of urgency.

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass  Zoom on Seán F. Lemass  I am not prepared to give Government time.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Will the Taoiseach consider Deputy Wycherley's difficulty? If the rails are lifted it will militate against Deputy Wycherley's struggle here. I would invite the Taoiseach to give grave consideration to the motion.


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