Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.

Tuesday, 17 May 1983

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 342 No. 7

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Business of Dáil.

As the Deputy knows, the Chair adjudicates on many questions each day: some day there could be dozens and other days there are less than that number. Regarding the questions mentioned by the Fianna F...More Button

That is another question. I have replied to the query raised by Deputy Ahern and, of course, I will reply to the query raised by Deputy O'Kennedy but beyond that I will not go. That would constitute ...More Button

We are getting into an argument and this cannot continue. I am sorry the Chair has no control over the transfer of questions by the Taoiseach to a Minister or by one Minister to another Minister. If...More Button

Please, Deputy.More Button

Deputy O'Kennedy is being disorderly. We cannot have a debate on this matter.More Button

I am calling the first question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Membership of Local Authorities.

That is a separate matter. I will allow a final supplementary question to Deputy Molloy.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meat Imports.

The Deputy will appreciate that this is purely a statistical question and now that he has got the answer he can avail of some other occasion to put the question that he is putting now.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cabra (Dublin) Handicapped Children's Residence.

A question, please, Deputy.More Button

This would be more appropriate to a budget debate.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Obstetrician-Gynaecologist Posts.

A question, Deputy, please.More Button

The prefix, “Is the Minister aware”, does not turn a speech into a question.More Button

This question is confined to Louth.More Button

I cannot. Standing Order No. 37 is specific.More Button

That would seem to be a reply to Deputy Durkan rather than a question to the Minister.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Homeless Persons.

A question, please, Deputy.More Button

Question Time has concluded and the Deputy might bear that in mind.More Button

That is not a question.More Button

There can be no more supplementary questions because Question Time is over but the Minister may answer that question.More Button

The remaining questions will appear on tomorrow's Order Paper.More Button

Order of Business.

The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

That is not relevant on the Order of Business.More Button

There is a motion before the House this evening dealing with that subject and the Deputy is out of order.More Button

I would like to remind the Deputy that he is being disorderly.More Button

I am asking Deputy Leyden to resume his seat.More Button

The Deputy must resume his seat. I am calling Item No. 1.More Button

I will allow the Deputy to ask a question.More Button

Order. I am calling Item No. 1.More Button

Deputy O'Keeffe will resume his seat.More Button

Deputy Leyden will resume his seat. I am calling Item No. 1.More Button

Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1983: Order for Second Stage.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage of this Bill?More Button

That would be a matter for Second Stage of the Bill.More Button

The Deputy will have every opportunity of raising the subject at length on Second Stage.More Button

The Minister cannot have a debate.More Button

It is well settled that the House cannot discuss the merits of the Bill.More Button

I would remind the Leader of the Opposition that this is purely on the Order of Business to fix the date of Second Reading.More Button

The Deputy cannot have that discussed.More Button

Companies (Amendment) Bill, 1982 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

Deputy Flynn is in possession. Order for Deputy Flynn, please.More Button

When is it proposed to take Committee Stage?More Button

Companies (Amendment) Bill, 1982: Committee Stage.

There are some amendments to be circulated now and we will have a pause to enable that to be done. Section 1 agreed to. SECTION 2. Question proposed: “That section 2 stand part of the Bill.”More Button

As there is no amendment of this section, perhaps it might be better to raise the Deputy's question on the section where the word “officer” appears and suggest then that an amendment could be brought ...More Button

The Deputy could give notice that he intended to raise this matter on the other section when we come to it.More Button

Perhaps the Deputy is correct. The Deputy is suggesting that this section be amended to include a definition of the word “officer”.More Button

Amendment 1 is in the name of the Minister. Amendments 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 21, 22, 23 and 27 are related. Amendments 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 21, 22, 23 and 27 to be taken together and discussed together, by ...More Button

We are on amendment No. 19, is that right?More Button

Perhaps the Deputy would direct his attention to the amendment and when that is disposed of, one way or the other, we will come to the section.More Button

The Chair gets the impression that Deputies are dealing with the section. If that is so, the Chair would wish to dispose of the amendment now. Is the amendment pressed?More Button

Does any Deputy wish to address himself to the amendment? Deputy De Rossa rose.More Button

I asked if any Deputy wished to address himself to the amendment.More Button

Excuse me, I think the Deputy is dealing with the section. I want to dispose of an amendment——More Button

——in the name of Deputy De Rossa and Deputy Mac Giolla.More Button

As the Chair sees it, the amendment proposes to strengthen the section, to enlarge on the section. It substitutes “three-quarters” for “50 per cent”. That is how the Chair sees it.More Button

I ask Deputies to bear with the Chair. The amendment must be taken before the section. The amendment changes the section by making it more severe. If Deputies wish to discuss that the Chair will he...More Button

Perhaps I should have drawn the Deputy's attention to this earlier but I do not think the Deputy should discuss a named company in depth.More Button

The Chair is not responsible for what is in the newspapers but he is responsible for what is said in this House.More Button

There is a general principle here that we do not attack named individuals who have not got an opportunity to defend themselves.More Button

I do not want to interrupt the Deputy. I know he feels strongly about this. This section is an advance warning section. I am sure the Deputy will be able to relate his argument to the section. He ...More Button

Private Members' Business. - School Transport: Motion.

The position is that if a Deputy takes less than the allotted time the Chair must move to the other side.More Button

Deputies Leydon and Reynolds should allow Deputy O'Rourke proceed with the business.More Button

The Chair does not think the Deputy needs much encouragement.More Button

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