Order of Business.

Tuesday, 26 May 1970

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 247 No. 1

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The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  It is proposed to take Business in the following order: Nos. 12, 13, 14 and 15, 6 and 16.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  Has the Taoiseach any further information with regard to the business to be done before the adjournment?

[49]Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  (Cavan): Very little, I would say.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  I have a fairly comprehensive list of Bills here and I will refer to just some of them.

Mr. Murphy: Information on Michael Pat Murphy  Zoom on Michael Pat Murphy  It does not include the general election, does it?

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  The Finance Bill, the Decimal Currency Bill, the Social Welfare Bill giving effect to budgetary increases, the Sea Fisheries Bill, the Horse Industry Bill, the Tourist Traffic Bill, the Housing Bill, the Higher Education Bill, the Administration of Justice Bill dealing with the difficulty about bail, and there will also be some Estimates which it would be desirable, I think, to take before the Recess.

Mr. Cosgrave: Information on Liam Cosgrave  Zoom on Liam Cosgrave  Some of these Bills are more urgent than others.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  They are. I have not given them in order of urgency, by any means; I will supply the Whips of both Opposition parties with a comprehensive list because it will be necessary, I think, for us to come to some arrangement about longer sittings.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  Will we sit next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday?

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  Wednesday and Thursday.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  Why?

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  It is not usual to sit on Tuesday when there is a bank holiday on Monday.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish  Zoom on Brendan Corish  We sat on 6th January one year to pass the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement.

Dr. O'Donovan: Information on John O'Donovan  Zoom on John O'Donovan  I admire the Taoiseach's discretion in not including the Central Bank Bill.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  I have it on the list.

Dr. O'Donovan: Information on John O'Donovan  Zoom on John O'Donovan  But the Taoiseach did not read it out.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  I read only some of the Bills I have on the list and I told the Deputy's leader I would give him a [50] copy of the list for his information. The Deputy can then study it and peruse the Central Bank Bill.

Dr. O'Donovan: Information on John O'Donovan  Zoom on John O'Donovan  I want to be fair to the Taoiseach. If this Bill comes up for discussion the House will not adjourn until the middle of August.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  We can go on to September.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  (Cavan): Could the Taoiseach say when he hopes to adjourn?

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  I would hope to adjourn at the end of June. I know that is not possible, but I would have same hopes of adjourning by mid-July and, if that is not possible, I am prepared to carry on.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan  Zoom on Richie Ryan  With your permission, Sir, I propose to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of Question No. 6 on the Order Paper of 16th April. It deals with illegal squatters in Dublin Corporation dwellings.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Cormac Breslin  Zoom on Cormac Breslin  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.


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