Business of Dáil.

Tuesday, 6 February 1968

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 232 No. 3

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Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  I would like with your permission, Sir, to give notice of my intention to raise on the Adjournment the matter of the clarification of [440] the Taoiseach's statement of 31st January, 1968, in relation to proportional representation.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  The Chair will communicate with Deputy Dunne in the course of the afternoon.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  On a point of order, Sir, purely for clarification of procedural matters, is not the correct time to give that notice on the Order of Business rather than after items Nos. 1 and 2 have been moved?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  Deputy Dunne gave no notice to the Chair that he wished to raise that particular matter before I called the Order of Business.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  But ordinarily——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  Yes, I agree.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  On a point of order——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  We cannot have a discussion on this particular point.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  Surely you will give us the benefit of your vast knowledge of the rules of order, Sir? I have raised many matters in this fashion in this House, invariably in pursuit of my obligation to Deputies and my responsibilities to my constituents, and I may say this is the first occasion upon which I have seen this particular procedure being followed, waiting until a short speech is made by a Minister introducing Supplementary Estimates.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  There is no discourtesy intended to Deputy Dunne. The Chair did not see Deputy Dunne rising to raise this particular matter.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  I will refrain from obvious comment on that.


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