Restrictive Practices (Confirmation of Order) Bill, 1987: Order for Second Stage.

Tuesday, 16 June 1987

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 373 No. 8

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Bill entitled an Act to confirm the Restrictive Practices (Groceries) Order, 1987.

Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. Reynolds): Information on Albert Reynolds  Zoom on Albert Reynolds  I move: “That the Second Stage be ordered for Tuesday, 23 June 1987”, subject to agreement between the Whips.

Mr. Keating: Information on Michael Keating  Zoom on Michael Keating  I should like to raise a point of clarification. The Minister said that this matter was subject to agreement between the Whips. I wonder whether the Chair, or somebody, will clarify which Whips are in question.

Mr. V. Brady: Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  The Whips.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  That is not a matter for the Chair.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  Surely it is a matter for the House to understand who the Minister is referring to when he refers to “the Whips”. When a Minister, or the Chair, refers to “the Whips” surely they should refer to the Whips of the four parties who form groups in accordance with Standing Orders and not the Whips of two favoured parties who have got into collusion and are seeking to make a cosy arrangement between themselves to the exclusion of the Progressive Democrats and The Workers' Party. That is what is taking place.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  I do not get involved with splinter groups of Fianna Fáil.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  No smart remarks will overcome this.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is the House agreeing to order Second Stage for next Tuesday?

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  It is not agreed. We will not agree to anything now.

(Interruptions.)

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  We are here by choice and Deputies opposite know that.

Mr. Connolly: Information on Gerard C. Connolly  Zoom on Gerard C. Connolly  The Deputy never agreed to anything.

Question put and declared carried.


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