Order of Business.
There is nothing to put to the House. Deputy John Bruton is offering.
The matters referred to by the Deputy are not appropriate to the Order of Business and, in any event, we cannot have matters appertaining to the talks referred to here on a daily basis.
Surely there are other ways and means of arriving at a consensus in such matters?
These matters should be raised in another way and at a more appropriate time.
I have ruled on that matter, it is not appropriate to the Order of Business.
It does not arise now.
This matter was referred to yesterday morninig.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Detention of Young Offenders.
A very brief question, Deputy McCartan. I wanted to dispose of the other questions, but that does not seem possible now.
Question No. 4 please.
If Deputy McCormack's question is to be answered it must be taken now.
Please, Deputy McCartan, be fair. Let us have regard to other questions also.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Closure of Special Schools.
The time for dealing with Priority Questions is exhausted. I am sure the Deputy will have regard to that fact and will be brief and relevant.
Is the Deputy asking questions or answering them?
The time has long since passed for dealing with Priority Questions.
The time for dealing with Priority Questions has been exhausted.
No, time does not permit. The Chair is bound by Standing Orders and if the House wishes to change them, that is its prerogative.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Discipline.
I am calling Question No. 7.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Educational and Social Disadvantaged.
I am calling first Deputy Jim Higgins whose priority question No. 5 refers.
The Deputy is imparting information rather than seeking it.
This is Question Time.
Question No. 9 please. I am anxious to get on to other questions.
Question No. 9, please.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Galway New School.
I wish you would ask a question, Deputy, instead of making a statement.
That should be adequate. Question No. 10.
Please, Deputy, restrain yourself.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Additional Third Level Places.
The questioning is over-long.
I want to facilitate other Members.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - AIDS Programme.
A final question from Deputy Garland.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pupil Assessment.
I want to bring in Deputy Jim Higgins also.
I hope Deputy Higgins will be brief. I would like to deal with Deputy John Browne's question and I seek the permission of the House to do so.
I was hoping the House might agree to take Question No. 17 to which Deputy Browne is anxiously awaiting a reply.
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 D. Ahern — the b...
Local Government Bill, 1991: Second Stage (Resumed).
I hesitate to interrupt the Deputy but I would be grateful if he would come to deal with the Bill. The matters to which he was referring seem to me more appropriate to the Estimate for the Department...
Adjournment Debate. - Visits by Social Welfare Officer.
There is a strict time limit attached to these debates and interruptions are particularly unwelcome.
Adjournment Debate. - Detention of Chinese Student.
Deputy Seán Barrett has given notice of his intention to raise the problem relating to a Chinese student who has spent the last six months in Mount joy Prison without being charged with any offence be...
Adjournment Debate. - Marine Matters.
The House will now hear two minute statements on matters appropriate to the Minister for the Marine. I propose to call on the Deputies I have selected in the following order: Deputy Sheehan and Deput...
I now call on Deputy McGinley to make a two minute statement appropriate to the Minister for the Marine.