Building Societies Bill, 1975 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).
I will allow the Deputy to develop his point.
Deputy Briscoe on the Bill before us. General housing does not arise. The Deputy should await the Minister's Estimate to deal in detail with housing. On this occasion we must confine our remarks to...
The Deputy is getting back into an area I advised him to keep away from, general housing. It is not relevant to this Bill.
Deputy Briscoe knows that is not relevant. It is not in order.
The Deputy is getting into an area which should be discussed on another occasion.
I have allowed the Deputy to develop that point but he must now get back to the Bill.
The Deputy must get back to the Building Societies Bill.
The Chair is anxious to avoid all interruptions.
I am afraid, Deputy, grants are not relevant on this Bill.
Matters appertaining to loans and grants from local authorities should be left to the Estimate for Local Government.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fisheries Development.
This question has been going on for too long. I shall allow a brief supplementary each from Deputy O'Kennedy and Deputy Allen, following which we must pass on to the next question.
I am calling Question No. 8.
We must move on to the next question.
It is not in order to go back to another question.
I want to deal with other questions also. Brevity, please.
Question No. 11.
Order. I have given Deputies every latitude. I have called the next question.
I have sought to facilitate the Deputy in every way.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - NISO Grant-in-Aid.
Question No. 13.
Order. We are entering into the realm of argument now. Question No. 13.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Land Commission Workers.
Question No. 16.
We are having a repetition of questions.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sligo Estate.
That is a separate question.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Youth Organisations.
Question No. 20 is postponed. The remaining questions will appear on the Order Paper for the next sitting day of An Dáil.
Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Bill, 1976: Second Stage (Resumed).
I am sorry to interrupt the Deputy. He will appreciate the Minister is replying to the Second Reading of this Bill and there can be no further debate. I will facilitate the Deputy by way of a questi...
The Deputy may not intervene in such a fashion. He has been making a speech.
If the Deputy has a question I will facilitate him.
The Minister must be allowed to reply.
It is not a point of order.
I cannot allow that now.
This procedure is not in order. The Deputy must resume his seat and allow the Minister to reply. If he has a relevant question at the conclusion of the Minister's speech the Chair will facilitate hi...
Adjournment Debate: Employment Seekers.
Deputy Lalor gave me notice of his intention to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of Question No. 35 on the Order Paper of 3rd November, 1976.
In so far as the Chair is concerned, Deputy Lalor, the Chair has no power to compel a Minister to reply to a question, neither has the Chair any control in respect of replies and, indeed, never had. ...