Thursday, 30 June 1983
Dáil Eireann Debate
(iii) It pre-empts the deliberations of the Joint Committee on Building Land which under its Orders of Reference is required inter alia to examine the operations of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1982 which are to be construed as one with the enactment of the Bill and thereby undermines the Committee system of the Houses.
Mr. Haughey: On a point of order, on the main motion that the Second Stage of the Bill be taken at five o'clock, on this side of the House we have an amendment down. It may have escaped the notice of the Chair. We have a recent amendment down. We are now moving, as we are perfectly entitled to move, that the question be now put in regard to that amendment. Is the Chair going to answer me or not?
Birmingham, George Martin.
Collins, Edward. Desmond, Eileen.
Durkan, Bernard J.
Enright, Thomas W.
Farrelly, John V.
Harte, Patrick D.
|Conlon, John F.
Cooney, Patrick Mark.
Cosgrave, Liam T.
Cosgrave, Michael Joe.
Deasy, Martin Austin.
De Rossa, Proinsias.
Desmond, Barry. Mitchell, Gay.
Sheehan, Patrick Joseph.
Burke, Raphael P.
Coughlan, Cathal Seán.
Fitzgerald, Liam Joseph.
Gallagher, Pat Cope.
Haughey, Charles J.
O'Malley, Desmond J.
Wilson, John P.
 Question declared carried.
An Ceann Comhairle: Since it has been decided that the words proposed to be deleted stand part of the main question, the Bill, in accordance with Standing Order 89.2 is now declared read a Second Time. Will the Minister name a date for Committee Stage?
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): At 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 July 1983.
Mr. Haughey: Subject to agreement between the Whips?
Mr. Spring: I will not enter into the realms of speculation.
An Ceann Comhairle: Is that agreed?
Mr. Haughey: Does it matter whether we agree?
Question: “That Committee Stage be taken on Tuesday, 5 July” put and agreed to.
Mr. B. Ahern: For the fourth time this week I should like, on behalf of Fianna Fáil, to ask the Government or the Chief Whip, since we have no other business for today or tomorrow and no agreement for the remainder of the session, if the House could adjourn so that we can come to some agreement to continue the business of the House in an orderly fashion, unlike what we have seen this week?
An Ceann Comhairle: As far as I am concerned Item No. 8 is next.
Mr. B. Ahern: It is not, Sir.
Mr. Barrett: (Dún Laoghaire): The Deputy's suggestion is a worthwhile one and I should like an opportunity to meet with the Opposition Whip. Perhaps we could adjourn for 15 or 20 minutes.
Sitting suspended at 5.25 p.m. and resumed at 5.50 p.m.
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