Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.

Thursday, 27 June 1985

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 359 No. 11

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Are the arrangments for the time of sittings today and tomorrow agreed?More Button

Are the arrangements for the taking of Item 12 today agreed?More Button

Finally, is it agreed that if any division is called on an Estimate today it shall be postponed until next Wednesday?More Button

For the purposes of clarification, is it also agreed that if a division is called on the Farm Tax Bill today it shall be postponed until next Tuesday?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Ba cheart don Teachta ceist a chur, más é do thoil é.More Button

Tá mé ag dul ar aghaidh. Sin sin. Ceist don Aire Iascaigh agus Foraoiseachta.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Forestry Review Group.

The Deputy cannot make a speech at Question Time.More Button

The Deputy has already asked that question.More Button

The question is about a report that will be coming and not about whether it should have been commissioned or not.More Button

I must move on to the next question. We are having repetition and that is a waste of time.More Button

The Minister has already answered that question.More Button

I am not going to stay at this question all day.More Button

If the question is not relevant I will disallow it.More Button

We are not going to have a debate.More Button

That is a speech. I am calling the next question. The Deputy has been on his feet for some minutes but he has not yet got to the question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Area Under Forestry.

May I appeal to all Deputies to conform to Standing Orders by asking questions and refrain from making speeches? That is a reasonable request. Deputy Mac Giolla.More Button

The Deputy is making an argument.More Button

A question please.More Button

That is repetition.More Button

I am doing my best to have an orderly Question Time but I am not getting any help.More Button

Order please.More Button

Deputy Hyland must restrain himself.More Button

Deputy Hyland is out of order.More Button

The Deputy will have to restrain himself. I am calling Deputy Daly.More Button

The Deputy is giving a lot of information.More Button

Ask it quickly or I will move to the next question.More Button

If the Deputy wanted to know that he should have put down a question.More Button

The Chair is not aware of any such thing.More Button

They are separate questions.More Button

They are obviously different questions.More Button

I am calling Deputy Kirk.More Button

You have asked that question several times but you did not put down a question about it.More Button

I am sure he has that information in his Department.More Button

If Deputies insist on trying to break up Question Time I will adjourn the House.More Button

You have no questions down.More Button

This is a general question and you cannot take it parish by parish——More Button

The Deputy has already asked that question. That is repetition. Question No. 4.More Button

No, I am calling on the Minister to answer Question No. 4.More Button

Will the Minister please answer Question No. 4? (Interruptions.)More Button

The Deputy will please resume his seat.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pastoral Forestry and Deer Farming.

The final supplementary is when I call it.More Button

A final supplementary, Deputy, please.More Button

A question, please. The Deputy should try to keep to a question and not be making speeches.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Fishery Involvement.

We will now move to Question No. 6.More Button

The Chair still controls Question Time. I will allow Deputy De Rossa one question and Deputy Daly one question.More Button

We cannot discuss the whole fishing industry now.More Button

We are now moving to priority questions. I am calling Question No. 6.More Button

No, it will continue for 15 minutes from now.More Button

What it says, and this is how it has been interpreted, is that Question Time shall commence at 2.30 p.m. and shall conclude not later than 3.45 p.m.More Button

I know, but in cases like this somebody has to interpret Standing Orders.More Button

No, that is not so. At least that is not my interpretation.More Button

Certainly. I am calling Question No. 6.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Illegal Salmon Fishing.

Deputies may not be aware that supplementary questions to priority questions are confined to the Deputy who puts down the question.More Button

Do not mention it. Deputy Daly has five minutes left and he has two remaining questions. It is a matter for himself as to how he uses his time.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishermen's Loans.

Question Time has concluded and we shall now take the Private Notice Question.More Button

I know that the Minister does not propose speaking ex cathedra. My interpretation of the relevant Standing Order is that Question Time commences at 2.30 and concludes not later than 3.45 p.m. If what...More Button

Not unless a Member of the House moved that the House should adjourn. My attitude in such a case would be to move to the next business.More Button

I regard my ruling as being a matter of commonsense, because if we were to have these short adjournments the time of the House would be wasted. It is a matter for the Chair to ensure that that does n...More Button

I knew the Whips would find a way around this.More Button

Farm Tax Bill, 1985: Second Stage (Resumed).

Deputy Gay Mitchell reported progress.More Button

Estimates 1985. - Vote 35: Fisheries (Revised Estimate).

The Deputies should address the Chair.More Button

The Deputy speaking should address the Chair and he should not be interrupted.More Button

The Minister will have an opportunity of replying.More Button

Deputy Gallagher should address the Chair. He is provoking the Minister into interruptions and he should not do that.More Button

The Minister will have an opportunity of challenging him when he is replying.More Button

You are not entitled to interrupt in this way.More Button

He did not say what was in the documents and it is not disorderly.More Button

I am ruling that the Deputy was not disorderly.More Button

The Minister will have to restrain himself. He can reply later.More Button

The Minister has a limited time to reply and I appeal for an orderly hearing.More Button

It is better if the Chair is addressed at all times. This has been going on across the floor all night and, while I am extremely reluctant to intervene, the wisdom of not directing remarks direct at ...More Button

I am not addressing my remarks at any Member in particular. I am speaking to all the seats in the House, vacant and full.More Button

If the Minister does so in the third person it will be all right.More Button

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