Business of Dáil.
Let us proceed to the Order of Business.
Order of Business.
Is the proposal in respect of No. 1, that No. 2 shall be decided without debate agreed? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 20 agreed?
I find it difficult to maintain order with this degree of flippancy going on. Let us get down to business.
Are the proposals for dealing with statements agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for tomorrow's sitting satisfactory? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with Vote 40, to be taken tomorrow, agree...
The latter item in respect to divisions being taken at 6.45 p.m. on Wednesday is deferred for consideration by the Whips.
I assume the Whips will come to an agreement on the matter and that will be put to the House in the normal way.
Deputy Brendan Howlin.
I have called Deputy Brendan Howlin and he will be heard. (Interruptions.)
Order, there is an unnecessary acrimonious note entering into proceedings. Let us end it.
Let us deal with matters appertaining to proposed legislation.
There is no need to elaborate on the matter.
Deputy Michael Bell.
I am not going to be the arbitrator between the Deputy and the Taoiseach in that regard.
If that is so, you certainly are.
Deputy Sheehan will doubtless find a way of raising that matter. It is not in order now and Deputy Sheehan should please resume his seat.
I am proceeding with the business ordered.
Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1992: Report and Final Stages.
Amendment No. 3 is in the name of Deputy Kavanagh. Amendment No. 5 is cognate. I suggest that we discuss amendments Nos. 3 and 5 together.
How stands the amendment?
We now come to amendment No. 7. Amendments Nos. 9 and 11 are cognate and I suggest therefore that for discussion purposes amendments Nos. 7, 9 and 11 be taken together. Is that agreed? Agreed.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers.
The questions we are about to deal with are Priority Questions for which 15 minutes only is provided in our Standing Orders. Let us try to dispose of them within the prescribed time.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Illegal Salmon Fishing.
That should be adequate. Let us not forget the need for brevity at this time.
I appreciate that, Deputy, but you have made your point.
A brief question, Deputy.
Ceist a dó.
Order. The next question, please.
We are wasting precious time.
I have called the next question and the Chair will be respected in this matter.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Ports and Harbours Development.
Time is fast running out for priority questions.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Enlargement of Irish Fishing Fleet.
No, our procedures at this time are laid down in Standing Orders.
I shall consider that aspect of the matter.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dumping of Fish.
We seem to be dwelling over-long on some questions and I am concerned at the way the process has slowed down.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Dún Laoghaire (Dublin) Wharf Development.
We are having quite an amount of repetition.
Question No. 14 has been withdrawn.
Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Maritime Transport Council Meeting.
That disposes of questions for today.
The matter raised by the Deputy is not in order. However, my office has communicated with him as to how he may proceed in dealing with the matter to which he has referred. The Deputy may assume that ...
Today is Thursday and I have decided on which matters may be raised on the Adjournment today. While there is no opportunity for us to deal with it tomorrow, the Deputy will be facilitated next week.
Adjourment 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: Deputy Therese Ahearn — the...