Order of Business.
Is legislation promised in this area?
Deputy Bruton, you will have to learn to obey the Chair. (Interruptions.)
I must insist that Deputy Bruton obeys the Chair. This is not good enough. This gross disorder on the Order of Business is something I cannot tolerate.
The Deputy is engaging in a rehash of yesterday's Order of Business. If the Deputy feels strongly that these matters should be raised there are ways and means of doing so.
I deem that the manner in which the Deputy is going about it day after day is not in order.
There are ways and means of raising such matters.
This is not the way to do it.
I deem this to be a gross abuse of the procedures of this House appertaining to the Order of Business and it must stop.
If you wish to raise this matter in another place or in another way, do so.
I am sorry, but I have called Deputy Spring.
This is not a debating matter. (Interruptions.)
I will hear no point of order when I am dealing with disorder. Deputy Spring.
The Deputy should resume his seat.
I have answered the Deputy.
I have told the Deputy that I will not entertain a point of order when I am dealing with gross disorder. Deputy Spring.
No, Deputy, not now.
Deputy Mitchell, please resume your seat.
I have answered the Deputy on a number of occasions. The Chair——
I am dealing with disorder, Deputy.
I shall not be intimidated in this matter.
I have told the Deputy three or four times that we have a situation this morning of disorder. I am seeking to cope with it and will not be sidetracked by the Deputy in that regard.
If the Deputy persists I shall have to ask him to leave the House.
I will not be challenged, Deputy.
I have told the Deputy quite succinctly that the Chair cannot be expected to entertain points of order when he is clearly dealing with disorder.
Deputy Mitchell, resume your seat.
If the Deputy persists I shall have to insist on him leaving the House.
Deputy Mitchell, I think you had better leave the House.
No, I have called Deputy Spring.
It is, Deputy, when I am dealing with disorder.
Deputy Spring will have to find another way of raising that matter.
It does not arise now, Deputy De Rossa.
An Bille um an Aonú Leasú Déag ar an mBunreacht (Uimh. 2), 1991: An Chéad Chéim. Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 1991: First Stage.
Is this Bill opposed?
The Second Stage will be taken in Private Members' time.
Order of Business (Resumed).
We have had this before.
The Deputy is raising again a matter which the Chair has ruled out of order.
I am sorry, the Deputy will pursue that matter in another way.
The Deputy was seeking to circumvent the ruling of the Chair earlier. I say the Deputy will have to raise that in another way.
The matter of the policy of An Post does not arise now, Deputy.
Is it promised?
It is not promised.
Deputy Currie, please.
My office will be in touch with you, Deputy. If you wish to get in touch with my office we will facilitate you in raising that matter properly.
Deputy Browne. I thought the Deputy had something to raise——
Deputy Browne, please desist. I am proceeding to the business ordered.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Common Agricultural Policy Reform.
There are three remaining priority questions and I have five minutes left of the time available. You may do as you wish in the matter.
Let us have brevity, please.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Food Processing Industry Development.
I have to say that if the next question is to be disposed of it must be taken now.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Illegal Growth Promotion Substances.
I shall have to move on to other questions if the Chair is not obeyed and regard had to Standing Orders in respect of dealing with priority questions.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farm Income.
The Deputy is raising a separate matter which is not the responsibility of the Minister in possession.
The Chair merely administers the rules of the House.
Order, I observe that Question No. 60 from Deputy Matt Brennan relates.
I am bringing this question to finality now.
This is not the Minister responsible. Questions should be put down to the appropriate Minister.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bovine Leucosis Depopulation.
That is a separate question.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas.
A question, please.
A question, please.
A large number of Deputies are offering. When the Chair is commenting on matters please do not interrupt. If the Deputies will assure me they will be brief I will facilitate them.
It seems to me that Deputies are interested in this question only but there are a large number of other questions. (Interruptions.)
Progress has been very sluggish today.
I will be calling on Deputy Browne (Carlow-Kilkenny) and Deputy Liam Kavanagh and I can hardly leave out my Tipperary colleagues.
Deputy Ellis has been offering for some time and I apologise to him.
We shall have to bring this matter to a finality.
I am calling Deputy Deasy for a final question.
That will be the final question.
Please, Deputy Connor. We have dealt inordinately long with Question No. 9.
The Deputy should not try to shout down the Chair.
Yes, but this is to the disadvantage of all other questions and all other Members involved here today.
Is that the way Members wish to proceed? We have been able to deal with merely eight questions in virtually an hour. That is not progress from any standpoint. Question No. 10 please.
That has been to the disadvantage of a number of people.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - EC Regulation on Milk Standards.
Brevity, please, Deputy Deenihan.
The Deputy has made his point.
Question No. 11.
I have called Deputy Sherlock's Question No. 11.
Deputy Deenihan, please resume your seat.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Policy Document on Farming.
That is another matter.
I call Deputy Deenihan.
That is a separate matter, Deputy. Question No. 12.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.
Deputy Louis Belton has a question tabled on the subject, Question No. 32, if he wishes to intervene.
Question No. 13.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Source of BSE.
That disposes of Questions for today.
Adjournment Debate Matters.
I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given to me under Standing Order 20 (3) (a) and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Charles Flanaga...