Are the arrangments for the time of sittings today and tomorrow agreed?
Are the arrangements for the taking of Item 12 today agreed?
Finally, is it agreed that if any division is called on an Estimate today it shall be postponed until next Wednesday?
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?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Ba cheart don Teachta ceist a chur, más é do thoil é.
Tá mé ag dul ar aghaidh. Sin sin. Ceist don Aire Iascaigh agus Foraoiseachta.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Forestry Review Group.
The Deputy cannot make a speech at Question Time.
The Deputy has already asked that question.
The question is about a report that will be coming and not about whether it should have been commissioned or not.
I must move on to the next question. We are having repetition and that is a waste of time.
The Minister has already answered that question.
I am not going to stay at this question all day.
If the question is not relevant I will disallow it.
We are not going to have a debate.
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.
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.
The Deputy is making an argument.
A question please.
That is repetition.
I am doing my best to have an orderly Question Time but I am not getting any help.
Deputy Hyland must restrain himself.
Deputy Hyland is out of order.
The Deputy will have to restrain himself. I am calling Deputy Daly.
The Deputy is giving a lot of information.
Ask it quickly or I will move to the next question.
If the Deputy wanted to know that he should have put down a question.
The Chair is not aware of any such thing.
They are separate questions.
They are obviously different questions.
I am calling Deputy Kirk.
You have asked that question several times but you did not put down a question about it.
I am sure he has that information in his Department.
If Deputies insist on trying to break up Question Time I will adjourn the House.
You have no questions down.
This is a general question and you cannot take it parish by parish——
The Deputy has already asked that question. That is repetition. Question No. 4.
No, I am calling on the Minister to answer Question No. 4.
Will the Minister please answer Question No. 4? (Interruptions.)
The Deputy will please resume his seat.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pastoral Forestry and Deer Farming.
The final supplementary is when I call it.
A final supplementary, Deputy, please.
A question, please. The Deputy should try to keep to a question and not be making speeches.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Fishery Involvement.
We will now move to Question No. 6.
The Chair still controls Question Time. I will allow Deputy De Rossa one question and Deputy Daly one question.
We cannot discuss the whole fishing industry now.
We are now moving to priority questions. I am calling Question No. 6.
No, it will continue for 15 minutes from now.
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.
I know, but in cases like this somebody has to interpret Standing Orders.
No, that is not so. At least that is not my interpretation.
Certainly. I am calling Question No. 6.
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.
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.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishermen's Loans.
Question Time has concluded and we shall now take the Private Notice Question.
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...
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.
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...
I knew the Whips would find a way around this.
Farm Tax Bill, 1985: Second Stage (Resumed).
Deputy Gay Mitchell reported progress.
Estimates 1985. - Vote 35: Fisheries (Revised Estimate).
The Deputies should address the Chair.
The Deputy speaking should address the Chair and he should not be interrupted.
The Minister will have an opportunity of replying.
Deputy Gallagher should address the Chair. He is provoking the Minister into interruptions and he should not do that.
The Minister will have an opportunity of challenging him when he is replying.
You are not entitled to interrupt in this way.
He did not say what was in the documents and it is not disorderly.
I am ruling that the Deputy was not disorderly.
The Minister will have to restrain himself. He can reply later.
The Minister has a limited time to reply and I appeal for an orderly hearing.
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 ...
I am not addressing my remarks at any Member in particular. I am speaking to all the seats in the House, vacant and full.
If the Minister does so in the third person it will be all right.