Allocation of Time: Motion.

Tuesday, 6 July 1982

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 337 No. 5

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Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. B. Ahern): Information on Bertie Ahern  Zoom on Bertie Ahern  I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders and in the Resolution [1212] of the Dáil of 23rd March, 1982, relating to sittings and business on Tuesdays and Wednesdays—

(i) the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 7th July, 1982 and later than 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8th July, 1982, and on Thursday, 15th July, 1982, and the hour at which business shall be interrupted on Wednesday, 7th July and on Thursday, 8th July shall be 10.30 p.m. and shall be 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15th July.

(ii) the Dáil shall meet on Friday, 9th July, 1982 at 10.30 a.m. and on Friday, 16th July, 1982 at 10.30 a.m. and shall adjourn not later than 4 p.m. on those days; and the Dáil at its rising on 16th July shall adjourn for the Summer Recess;

(iii) in the case of the following items of business where the proceedings have not already concluded the Questions necessary to bring them to a conclusion shall be put from the Chair at the time and on the day indicated; and in the case of Bills and any related motion for a Financial Resolution, the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by one Question, which shall be put by the Chair, and which shall in relation to amendments include only amendments set down by the Member in charge of the Bill:

Wednesday, 7th July,
1982.
Finance Bill, 1982 — Third Stage. 7.00 p.m.
Postal and Telecommunications Services Bill, 1982 — Second Stage. 9.15 p.m.

Mr. Barrett: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  (Dún Laoghaire): The Government Whip and I mentioned that if there is not sufficient time for some of the Bills on Thursday, July 15, we could, by agreement, use some of the time put aside for the Adjournment Debate. It was felt that we might agree on that if we could get together.

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. B. Ahern): Information on Bertie Ahern  Zoom on Bertie Ahern  Yes, we did agree to that.

Mr. Barrett: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  (Dún Laoghaire): It may not arise, but if it does arise——

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Time will be taken out of the Adjournment Debate time — that is the Opposition's privilege.

Mr. Barrett: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  (Dún Laoghaire): If necessary.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  With permission, Sir, may I refer briefly, on the Order of Business——

[1215]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on John F. O'Connell  Zoom on John F. O'Connell  We have gone from the Order of Business; we are now on this motion.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  I wanted to ask the Taoiseach——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on John F. O'Connell  Zoom on John F. O'Connell  The Deputy cannot on this motion. We have gone from the Order of Business.

Question put and agreed to.


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