Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Arts Development.
The Deputy has raised a specific matter worthy of a separate question.
Sin ceist eile.
I am calling Question No. 2.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Taoiseach's Leadership Style.
That is a separate matter altogether. Please Deputy that matter is worthy of a separate question.
Can we proceed to Question No. 3?
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Referendum on Maastricht Treaty.
I want to call Deputy De Rossa.
Let us not anticipate the statements now.
The Deputy need not elaborate now.
Question No. 6, please.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dáil Reform.
I have to say that it is common practice in this House to take related questions together. The Taoiseach.
No, I am having no point of order. I have called the questions. The Taoiseach is in possession.
Deputy Barrett, what is the point of order? There is disorder.
I have no control over the manner in which Ministers or Taoisigh take questions.
Please, Deputies, I will hear no further points of order. This is obstruction. The Taoiseach.
I have called the Taoiseach and he shall be heard.
I am sorry, Deputy, let us proceed with questions.
Normally, the Chair would permit a point of order but is this justified?
Let us hear it.
Deputy, it is, as I have said earlier, normal practice to take related questions together and I accepted that.
I have no control over the Taoiseach's or Ministers questions. The Taoiseach.
Deputy, do not reflect on the Chair. The Deputy knows full well that I have no control over the matter.
Oh dear, dear.
Is it a point of order or disorder?
That is the Deputy's opinion in the matter; others may differ with her. (Interruptions.)
I am ruling that it is quite normal to hear such questions.
I will be calling the Deputies in the order in which their questions appear before me on the Order Paper. Deputy Spring.
There should not be any reference to the other House.
It is traditional that we do not refer to matters appertaining to the other House.
This matter should not lead to argument.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Discussions on Northern Ireland.
I call Deputy Proinsias De Rossa whose Question No. 21 refers.
We are having a statement from the Deputy.
Sorry, Deputy De Rossa. I want to assist the Deputy in eliciting information but he may not go on to make a speech.
I am now calling Deputy Noonan, Limerick East. The House will be aware that 15 minutes are set aside each normal sitting day for dealing with Priority Questions. I shall be proceeding to deal with t...
Can we proceed to deal with another question?
The Deputy is deviating from the subject matter before us.
We now come to Question No. 22 in the name of Deputy John Bruton.
Can we deal adequately with Question No. 22?
Thank you, Deputy. That is the right conclusion in the circumstances. If the House so agrees we will proceed to deal with Priority Questions.
We will try to facilitate the Deputy.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Neurosurgery Services.
We will manage to dispose of the remaining question. I am calling Question No. 43 in the name of Deputy Richard Bruton.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Preventive Health Policy.
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 Quill — the prob...
Request for Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.
I had been given notice of motions under Standing Order 30 from a number of Deputies, initially, from Deputies De Rossa, Spring and John Bruton. I have been informed now that Deputies Spring and De R...
I have received notice that Statements will be made on this matter after the Order of Business. Accordingly, the Dáil will discuss the matter today. Consequently, I cannot grant leave to move the mot...
Order of Business.
I must now inquire whether the proposals for dealing with the proposed Statements are agreed?
It is unusual for ordinary Deputies to intervene at this stage. I will call Deputy De Rossa.
The Deputy has made his point adequately.
The Chair merely wished to adhere to the normal practice at this time.
We have had that matter before, Deputy.
That is not the fault of the Chair.
The Deputy put that question earlier; clearly, we are having repetition.
The House has decided on this matter.
The House has decided on the matter. If there is nothing further on the Order of Business, I will call the Taoiseach to make the statement.
Private Members' Business. - ESF Funding for Third Level Education: Motion.
Deputy Jim Higgins has 40 minutes.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Adjournment Debate. - Legal Aid Scheme Suspension.
The Chair hesitates to interrupt the Minister or Minister of State when he or she is imparting information to the House, but the Chair has an overriding obligation to adhere to the rules governing Adj...