Local Government Bill, 1991: Allocation of Time.

Friday, 10 May 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 408 No. 3

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Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. V. Brady): Information on Vincent Brady  Zoom on Vincent Brady  Subject to the agreement of the House, it is proposed that the Minister of the Environment be called upon not later that 3.35 p.m. today to reply to the debate on the Second Stage.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  That is not agreed.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I am putting the question, “That the Minister for the Environment be called on not later than 3.35 p.m. today to conclude the debate on Second Stage.” I think the question is carried.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  Vótáil.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Will the Members who are claiming a division please rise?

Deputies Rabbitte, McCartan, Byrne, Sherlock, Gilmore and Mac Giolla rose.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  As fewer than ten Members have risen in their places I declare the question carried. The names of the Deputies who claimed a division will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Dáil. The Minister for the Environment to conclude the debate.

(Interruptions.)

Mr. McCormack: Information on Pádraic McCormack  Zoom on Pádraic McCormack  On a point of order, [711] I was the next speaker to be called. We have now lost 40 minutes by this unnecessary action. Will the 40 minutes be added to the time allowed for the debate?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  No. The Minister for the Environment——

Mr. McCormack: Information on Pádraic McCormack  Zoom on Pádraic McCormack  Would my query not require an answer?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The House has decided this matter.

Mr. McCormack: Information on Pádraic McCormack  Zoom on Pádraic McCormack  That man will not answer me even though he took part of my constituency away from me.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  On a point of order, on a pure technicality, I observe that the House cannot give effect to the order that has been made because the Minister cannot be called upon to speak at 3.35 p.m. As the Deputy who was in possession at the time of this incident, I should at least be allowed the normal courtesy of the House to give way to the Minister and to tell him that I was about to give my views about local authority financing, some of which the Minister would agree with. I now will have to reserve that pleasure for another day.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I appreciate the Deputy's position in respect of the manner in which he was interrupted.

Mr. McCormack: Information on Pádraic McCormack  Zoom on Pádraic McCormack  Is there an answer for my dilemma?


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