Order of Business.
It is proposed to take Nos. 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Vote 9). By agreement the Dáil will sit later than 9 p.m. today and the hour at which business is to be interrupted will be 10.30 p.m. Also by ...
If previous business does not conclude?
It is not clear.
Order. The Chair has not concluded reading the Order of Business. If a division is challenged on any Estimate today the taking of such division will be postponed until 8.30 p.m. next Wednesday. Pri...
It is Vote 9 in No. 12. Is that agreed?
Item No. 3. The Leader of the Opposition on the Order of Business.
We cannot have a long speech.
I want to point out to Deputy Haughey that he is now proposing that something else be taken today, the House having just agreed to today's business.
I asked were the arrangements I read out agreed to subject to the addendum and I understood Deputy Haughey to say yes and I said agreed.
Perhaps, but it was agreed.
I read out what the Taoiseach read out with an addendum about item No. 12. That represented the arrangements for today's business. I looked in Deputy Haughey's direction and asked was that agreed an...
Once that was agreed it followed that the Deputy was agreeing to the whole thing.
That does not arise on the Order of Business.
This does not arise on the Order of Business and the Deputy should resume his seat.
I am not responsible for the answers. I am calling the next Deputy in order, Deputy Molony.
I should like to suggest, as has been done before, that Members who want information at this time should give some notice.
Does this arise on the Order of Business?
That does not arise on the Order of Business.
I am ruling that the matter does not arise on the Order of Business. It does not make sense to introduce that matter in this way.
The Deputy has asked the question and he should now sit down.
The Chair is aware that that question was asked several times in the recent past and answered. Apart from that, the Deputy asked a question today and he got an answer.
The Chair heard the Taoiseach say it was answered at Question Time yesterday.
The Deputy should resume his seat.
That does not arise in the Order of Business.
I will communicate with the Deputy.
I will communicate with the Deputy.
Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources: Motion.
I think that that is not relevant to the motion before the House.
The Chair feels that the Deputy is now discussing what would be more appropriate in another debate.
I am sorry, Deputy. The Chair——
I am sorry, Deputy. You should give the Chair some attention.
I just wanted to make it clear that the Deputy was in order because his remarks are generally relevant, but he should not go into the matter in detail, blow by blow. A long debate on a specific matte...
The Chair is not constructed for occupants of any particular geographical area. It is constructed to apply the rules of order.
Deputy Doyle seems to be quoting at very considerable length from a document.
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Louth Unemployed.
We cannot have a speech on these. They are statistical questions.
As the Deputy has told me, he knows that that is not in order on the question.
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - IIRS Expenditure.
I ask the Deputy to frame what he has to say in the form of a question rather than giving the history of the matter.
Much as the Chair would like to see this matter being fully discussed it cannot be debated at Question Time. This would not be in order.
The Deputy is putting the Chair in an embarrassing position. I cannot simply sit here and allow the Deputy to continue like this.
Perhaps the Deputy would frame that in a question.
The Deputy should ask a question.
We have now reached the stage on this question when we are debating the Minister's answer. That is not in order.
The Deputy is making long statements on matters arising out of what the Minister said and what the Deputy did when he was Minister.
I ask the Deputy to cease speaking when the Chair is attempting to speak. I ask him and all Deputies to conform to the rulings of the Chair. Question Time has got out of control because it is not be...
Perhaps a debate is necessary but the Chair is not expressing any views on that matter other than to point out that this is not the time for a debate.
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Home Heating Oils.
Will the Deputy ask a question?
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Kerry Designation.
That is a nice little speech but you must ask a question.
You will have to remind him by way of a question.
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Galway Employment.
Please do not make a speech.
That seems to be a separate question.
Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Buttevant (Cork) Industrial Development.
This question is about Buttevant.
Deputies, if I cannot get order I will have to adjourn the House.
Deputy Molloy, I will adjourn the House if I do not get order from all sides of it.
The remaining questions will appear on tomorrow's Order Paper.
Private Notice Questions. - Clinical Trials Death.
As I understand both questions are being taken together, will Deputy Enright please read his question?
Might I extend a welcome to all the young people in the Gallery and say how glad we are to see them? We have a rule that we must have silence. Even a whisper from many people can cause noise down he...
Business of Dáil.
As the Deputy knows, the Chair does not arrange the business of the day nor does he play any part in the arranging of it. Unless the House decides otherwise the House will sit tomorrow morning at 10....
No. The Chair would not know and the Chair suggests to Deputy Haughey that his Whip contact the Government Whip on this matter. That is a matter for the Deputy. It is only a suggestion from the Chai...
The Chair is suggesting that, if the Deputy does not already know and wishes to know the business for tomorrow, his Whip should contact the Government Whip. That is only a suggestion.
If the Chair were to convey his impressions of things to the House he would never be out of trouble. I have no knowledge of it apart from what the Deputy has said.
The question is what is happening tomorrow.
I am not going to permit a long debate on this.
The Minister is now elaborating.
The Chair might have views on it but it is not the Chair's business to give impromptu decisions on Standing Orders and I am not going to do that.
All the Chair wishes to say is that if there is any attempt to breach Standing Orders the Chair will intervene.
It is not.
The Deputy could more properly put that question on the Order of Business tomorrow.
I got order to allow the Deputy raise that matter and I do not expect her to be disorderly.
I will get in touch with the Deputy.
Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources: Motion (Resumed)
Deputies who are offering to speak should stand up.
The Chair ruled this morning that, while this debate lends itself to being a fairly wide debate, it is not in order to pick out isolated topics within the general debate and expand those into a major ...
Of course, I am allowing a passing reference or a little more to incidents but I am not going to allow what might be called a Committee debate on, say, the Baldonnel proposal.
You are now getting into an Estimate debate and that sort of thing could spread and we could be here for months.
The Deputy knows very well the Chair is talking about the debate.
Let me say to the Deputy——
——for his guidance that the general remarks he was making about pollution are in order, but when he gets down to examples he is getting into departmental debate.
If it is to be seen I will.
If it were your dear father who had completed 40 years I would give him latitude, but you have a little way to go yet.
Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Instruction to Committee.
The motion is an enabling motion enabling certain amendments to be put which would not otherwise be in order. But the amendments will, of course, have to be moved and dealt with. Question put and agr...
Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Committee and Final Stages.
I have called section 2, amendment No. 1, in the name of the Minister. That is all there is before the House at the moment.
It is not a matter for the Chair to make judgments on this. I have called section 2 and I have called amendment No. 1 in the name of the Minister. That may be debated and disposed of in the ordinary...
That is covered by the motion the House has just passed.
The Deputy asked me and I said the point in the motion was to allow amendment No. 6 to be dealt with which otherwise would not be in order. Amendment No. 7 is consequential on that. Amendment No. 6 ...
Does the Deputy agree with amendment No. 1?
Amendment No. 3 is in the name of the Minister. Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 are consequential: amendments Nos. 3, 4 and 5 will be discussed together by agreement.
Amendment No. 7 is consequential and, therefore, amendments Nos. 6 and 7 will be discussed together by agreement.
Private Members' Business. - Irish Neutrality (Nuclear Equipment) (Prohibition of Import) Bill, 1984: First Stage (Resumed).
Deputy Mac Giolla moved on 29 May 1984 that leave be given to introduce the Bill. The Bill was opposed by the Government. The Deputy moving the Bill may make a short statement of five minutes.
There are two items ordered for Private Members' Time this evening. This will take a short time only.
Yes, but this is a Bill which takes precedence over a motion. Both items were ordered this morning, this Bill being ordered first. I do not allocate anything; I may allow perhaps three statements of...
If the motion is not concluded this evening it will be concluded the next evening.
The Deputy's time is up.
I have given injury time.
Is the Bill withdrawn?
I am putting the question: “That leave be given to introduce the Bill.” On that question a division has been challenged. Will Deputies claiming a division please rise in their places? Deputies Mac G...
In accordance with Standing Orders, as fewer than ten Deputies have risen a division is unnecessary and I declare that the question has been lost. The motion is defeated and the Bill is rejected. Th...
Private Members' Business. - Business of Dáil.
Is the order read out by the Minister agreed? Agreed.
In accordance with that order the speaker rising now has five minutes.
Private Members' Business. - Bog Development: Motion (Resumed).
Estimates, 1984. - Vote 9: Public Works and Buildings.
I will be calling on the Minister to conclude at 10.20 p.m.
Adjournment Debate. - Loughrea (Galway) Engineering Firm.
Deputy N. Treacy has been given permission to raise on the Adjournment the serious financial position of T & D Engineering Loughrea, County Galway, which is forcing the company out of business. He ha...
The Minister has only one minute left to conclude.
The Minister should conclude now.
In accordance with Order of the House the Minister should conclude. It is now after 11 p.m.