Treacy, Seán

Tuesday, 7 May 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 407 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers.

I am sorry, Deputy, I am not entertaining any such question at this stage. I am proceeding now, as is normal, to deal with questions.More Button

The Deputy may think so but he will have to find another way of raising the matter.More Button

The Deputy ought to have done me the courtesy of appraising me of his intention to raise this matter. We might have found a way around it. He will have to raise it at another time.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Temple Bar, Dublin, Development.

The issue should not lead to argument.More Button

I want to bring this matter to finality. I acknowledge that seven questions were involved but we have spent wellnigh 25 minutes on the subject. I will call Deputy Byrne and, finally, Deputy Spring.More Button

This is extraneous matter.More Button

I had hoped to get on to another question, Deputy Bruton.More Button

We are now half an hour on these questions.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Powers of EC Court of Auditors.

It is a separate matter.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - EC Common Security Proposals.

A final question, Deputy Bruton.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Status of Women Commission Recommendations.

I call Deputy Fennell who has a number of questions tabled on this subject.More Button

Let us now come to deal with questions nominated for priority. Need I say, I am anxious to have the five questions disposed of within the time limit laid down.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Legislation.

Deputy Allen should not interrupt.More Button

I appeal for brevity for obvious reasons. It is a priority question.More Button

Sorry, Deputy Howlin, the question is going on too long and clearly to the disadvantage of other priority questions.More Button

There is another Deputy involved.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Homeless Persons.

Deputy Mitchell, a very brief question. If I am to dispose of the next question in the name of your colleague, Deputy Ivan Yates, it must be called very shortly.More Button

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 Sheehan — The seri...More Button

Order of Business.

The only proposal to be put to the House is that Item No. 8 be taken without debate. If this item is to be opposed I will, in accordance with procedure, call on a spokesperson for each of the parties...More Button

I am calling Deputy Spring for a brief and relevant contribution.More Button

The merits of the Bill or the motion proper do not arise now.More Button

Do you wish me to reply now or to await what Deputy Proinsias De Rossa may have to say? I can tell Deputy Spring now that in respect of the adequacy of the notice and allocation of time motion before...More Button

I am going on to deal with your question comprehensively, Deputy.More Button

I am completely satisfied that the motions before us today, Deputy, are in order; I have taken very great care to ensure that.More Button

In so far as the Taoiseach's motion is concerned, an allocation of time motion is normal practice in this House. The Taoiseach, in announcing the Order of Business, frequently proposes arrangements f...More Button

I will not allow my ruling to be challenged in this fashion. I would draw the attention of Members to the preamble to the motion before us on the Order Paper which states: “That, notwithstanding anyth...More Button

I have allowed spokespersons for the parties in Opposition to comment. I am now putting the question.More Button

There will be ample time on the various Stages of the Bill for making all those points.More Button

Deputy Spring, I have no doubt in the matter and the Deputy need have no doubt about it either. There are many precedents whereby an allocation of time motion governs more than one day's sitting——More Button

As I have already stated, the preamble to item No. 8 states “That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders ...” and allows for this, and Standing Order 143 does not apply in this instance. I woul...More Button

I am not going to listen to continuous points of order.More Button

That is a hypothetical question, Deputy.More Button

I am putting the main question.More Button

The question is “That No. 8 shall be decided without debate” and I am now putting that question. Question put. The Dáil divided: Tá, 71; Níl, 66. TáMore Button

Statute Of Limitations (Amendment) Bill, 1991: First Stage.

Is this Bill opposed?More Button

Second Stage will be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Order Of Business (Resumed).

I am not certain this is appropriate to the Order of Business. When was this legislation promised, Deputy?More Button

Deputy Bruton should find another way of raising that matter. It is not appropriate now.More Button

Allocation of Time: Motion.

This matter cannot be debated. Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.” The Dáil divided: Tá, 70; Níl, 65. TáMore Button

Amendment No. 2 in the names of Deputy De Rossa and his colleagues cannot now be moved; it falls having regard to the decision on amendment No. 1. Amendment No. 2 not moved.More Button

I am now obliged to put the question proper. The question is “That the motion in respect of item No. 8, be agreed to.” Question put and declared carried.More Button

Local Government Bill, 1991: Second Stage.

The Minister is in order in moving Second Stage now.More Button

The question of fixing the Order for Second Stage does not arise now. It has already been provided for in the motion proper, if Deputies will observe the motion. Second Stage has been fixed——More Button

——in the motion.More Button

Not now, Deputy; at the termination of the debate, yes.More Button

It is covered by paragraph (5) of the motion proper.More Button

The House has decided on that matter. I assert that the Minister is now in order in moving Second Stage.More Button

I must bring to the notice of Members the motion proper and paragraph (5) thereof which states: “the Second Stage of the Local Government Bill, 1991, shall be taken today and the question necessary to...More Button

There is no need to get the House to fix a time or dates now. The taking of the Second Stage is already provided for in paragraph (5) of Item No. 8 which has already been agreed to.More Button

I have already stated the position in the matter, Deputy. I have nothing more to add.More Button

The last point of order.More Button

No.More Button

The Minister is in order.More Button

I have allowed the Deputy to make his point of order. I have called on the Minister to move that the Bill be read a Second Time.More Button

Please, Deputy McCartan——More Button

If the Deputy feels there is anything fundamentally wrong with the procedure he knows what to do.More Button

The Chair is completely satisfied in respect of the matter under discussion. I have called the Minister a number of times to move that the Bill be now read a Second Time. There is no ambiguity in the...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Ethics in Government and Public Office Bill, 1991: Second Stage.

That is hardly a point of order, Deputy. Let us hear the Minister without interruption.More Button

Deputy Howlin was heard without interruption. Let us afford the same courtesy to the Minister.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Farm Development Offices.

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Environment and Health Matters.

The House will now hear two minute statements on matters appropriate to the Minister for the Environment and to the Minister for Health. I propose to call the Deputies selected in the following order...More Button

The Deputy has exhausted this time.More Button


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