Order of Business.

Thursday, 25 March 1982

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 333 No. 4

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The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is proposed to take business in the following order: Nos. 4 (resumed), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1 and 2. Business will be interrupted at 3.30 p.m. to take No. 1, followed by No. 2, and the Order will not be resumed thereafter. By agreement the Dáil will sit later than 5.30 p.m. today and not later than 12 midnight to enable the Financial Resolutions, with the exception of the general Financial Resolution, to be concluded and allow item No. 2 to be disposed of. It is proposed that following the Budget Statement of the Minister for Finance and the statements of the spokesmen of the parties in Opposition the sitting will be suspended for 30 minutes.

Mr. P. Barry: Information on Peter Barry  Zoom on Peter Barry  I understand the Government want to introduce legislation dealing with rent-controlled dwellings next week.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Yes.

Mr. P. Barry: Information on Peter Barry  Zoom on Peter Barry  When will I get a copy of the amendments proposed to the existing legislation? I presume the Government do not want to renew the temporary provisions and want to get through a substantive Bill.

[462]The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I do not think another temporary Bill would stand up.

Mr. P. Barry: Information on Peter Barry  Zoom on Peter Barry  Perhaps not. When will we get the amendments or the new Bill, whichever is proposed?

Mr. Raphael Burke: Information on Ray Burke  Zoom on Ray Burke  Tuesday at the earliest.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  We could give an indication today of what we are proposing.

Mr. P. Barry: Information on Peter Barry  Zoom on Peter Barry  I presume it is proposed to take Second Stage on Wednesday and the following Stages on Thursday and I will facilitate the Government if possible.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  When is it proposed to bring before the House legislation required to give effect to the Taoiseach's commitment to acquire the 27-acre Port and Docks Board site.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  The preparation of the legislation is in hand.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  Has the Taoiseach any idea when it will be introduced?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It will be introduced as soon as it is ready. It is fortunate that a decision had already been taken by the previous Government to acquire this site and that helps us considerably.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  Will it be introduced in this session?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  The next session, certainly.

Dr. FitzGerald: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  Thanks for the acknowledgement. I should like to inform the House that a copy of the signed and witnessed agreement between the Taoiseach and Deputy Gregory has been lodged in the Library and is available to Deputies.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I would make a slight correction to that in the interests of accuracy in the records. The agreement arrived at between Deputy Gregory and [463] myself was between Deputy Haughey and Deputy Gregory.

Mr. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  (Cavan-Monaghan): By Deputy Haughey, in anticipation of becoming Taoiseach.

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte  Zoom on Patrick D. Harte  In view of the publicity given to the document agreed between Deputy Gregory and the Taoiseach, why is there such secrecy between Deputy Blaney and the Taoiseach?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on John F. O'Connell  Zoom on John F. O'Connell  It does not arise.


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