Order of Business.
Is the proposal that business be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. tonight agreed? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 10 agreed?
Can I suggest, therefore, that these matters be left to the Whips to determine?
Is the proposal for dealing with No. 20, that Private Members' Business conclude at 8.30 p.m., satisfactory? Agreed.
That is clearly not a matter for the Order of Business.
I am sorry, Deputy Barry. There are ample ways of raising that matter in the House.
This matter has been raised in the House before.
This should not lead to argument now.
I know nothing of the matter to which the Deputy refers, nor have I been given any notice of the matter. Perhaps the Deputy would refer the matter to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges, which ...
As I have said, it may be a matter for the Committee on Procedure and Privileges.
The Deputy has made his point. I am calling Deputy Michael Higgins.
The Deputy has made his point. Is legislation promised in the area to which the Deputy refers?
Sorry, there can be no argument. I am proceeding now to the Order of Business proper.
Members have already expressed concern about the inadequancy of time to deal with these matters. A brief question from Deputy De Rossa.
Let us wait for that measure tomorrow.
Criminal Evidence Bill, 1992: Committee Stage (Resumed).
The conversation in the lobby must cease.
Amendment No. 37a is in the name of the Minister. Amendment No. 63 is consequential on that, and I suggest therefore that we discuss these amendments together. Agreed? Agreed.
Amendment No. 38 is in the name of Deputy Shatter. Amendment No. 41 is related and the amendments may be discussed together, if that is satisfactory.
If the Deputy feels strongly about that matter the amendments will be taken separately.
Business of Dáil.
Is that agreed?
I take it then that the proposal of the Minister of State regarding the Order of Business for the duration of the day is agreed? Agreed.
Visit by Bavarian Parliamentary Delegation.
Before proceeding to Question Time this afternoon I feel sure Members would wish most sincerely to join me in welcoming the parliamentary delegation from the State Parliament of Bavaria, Germany. Thi...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Implementation of Legislation.
Please, Deputy Higgins.
We are having a statement from the Deputy instead of a question. The Deputy knows full well the procedure at Question Time and should adhere to it.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Maastricht Treaty Campaign.
This should not lead to argument.
We cannot afford repetition at Question Time.
I now call Deputy Noonan (Limerick East) and I will then call Deputy Garland for a final question.
It has to be very brief, Deputy.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Job Creation.
The Deputy is asking for some detail which may require a second question.
We now come to deal with questions nominated for priority to the Minister for Finance. The questions before us are governed by a rigid time limit, let us try to ensure that they are dealt with in a f...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Civil Servants' Involvement in Politics.
I appeal for brevity for obvious reasons. There are a number of questions to be disposed of within the required time limit.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Financial Services Centre.
I very much want to deal with the remaining question and time is of the essence now. A very brief question, Deputy Noonan.
The time for questioning is fast running out.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Register of Landlords.
Deputy Quinn. We must proceed to other questions quite shortly.
Let us now come to deal with other questions.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Co-ordination of State Agencies.
We cannot debate the matter now.
I want to proceed to other questions. I wish to advise the House that I am extremely disappointed about the lack of progress made at Question Time today. We have only disposed of some 13 questions i...
Question No. 14 please.
Common Agricultural Policy Reform: Statements.
There is a rigid time limit. These interruptions are most unwelcome.
Is that satisfactory? Agreed.
The Deputy is due to conclude at 5.47 p.m.
I regret to tell the Deputy that the time available to him is well nigh exhausted and he might now please bring his speech to a close.
Meastacháin, 1992. - Reform of Common Agricultural Policy: Statements (Resumed).
I would be grateful if the Deputy would now bring his speech to a close.
Private Members' Business. - Light Rail Transit System for Dublin: Motion.
Deputy Ryan was in possession. I gather he wishes to share his time with Deputy Taylor. Between them the Deputies have 11 minutes remaining.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Private Members' Business. - Common Agricultural Policy Reform: Statements (Resumed).
Would the Deputy please bring his speech to a close?
Is that agreed? Agreed.
I hesitate to interrupt the Deputy, but I would ask him if he would please bring his speech to a close now?
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Adjournment Debate. - Environment and Health Matters.
The House will now hear a two-minute statement from Deputy Kavanagh.
The House will now hear a two minute statement from Deputy Nora Owen addressed to the Minister for the Environment.