Pattison, Séamus

Wednesday, 24 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 4

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Suspension of Member.

Before coming to the Order of Business I must deal with a postponed division relating to the suspension of a Member. Yesterday on the question that Deputy Shortall be suspended from the service of the...More Button

Electricity Regulation Bill, 1998: Second Stage.

On No. 28, Electricity Regulation Bill, 1998, a division was challenged on 11 March 1999 on the question “That the Bill be now read a Second Time”. In accordance with an order of the Dáil of the day, ...More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31 dealing with two different topics. I propose to deal with them separately and will call on the...More Button

The Deputy should not add to the notice he has given. I now call on Deputy Sargent.More Button

Having considered the matters fully, I do not consider them to be contemplated by Standing Order 31. Therefore, I cannot grant leave to move the motions. On the second matter, I received notice from D...More Button

Having considered the matter fully, I do not consider it to be contemplated by Standing Order 31. Therefore, I cannot grant leave to move the motion.More Button

I will hear the question on the Order of Business.More Button

Under the Standing Orders of the House the Deputy has other ways to raise the matter during the day and if he makes requests, they will be considered.More Button

It is being considered.More Button

The Chair cannot give assurances at this stage. Any requests will be considered.More Button

Order of Business.

There are four proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for the late sitting agreed?More Button

We are on a proposal about the late sitting. Is that agreed?More Button

When the proposals are agreed, the Deputy will have plenty of opportunity.More Button

The Deputy may do so briefly.More Button

Is the proposal for the late sitting agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 9 agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 31 agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Pri...More Button

There must still be 15 minutes to reply.More Button

The Whips may make an order of the House later to that effect.More Button

I will take questions on the same matter.More Button

We are discussing the Order of Business and the Deputy should be brief.More Button

There will be only one speaker from each group.More Button

We are on the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy is now making a statement.More Button

The Deputy should resume his seat. We are on the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy is proceeding with a statement. I call Deputy Gay Mitchell.More Button

We cannot anticipate the Chair's decision.More Button

That matter was discussed on the Adjournment. It is not appropriate to raise it on the Order of Business. The Deputy should avail of some other opportunity to raise it.More Button

It is not in order to raise this matter on the Order of Business.More Button

The question is not in order.More Button

Whistleblowers Protection Bill, 1999: First Stage.

As the Bill is not opposed I declare the motion for leave to introduce agreed. Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill, 1998: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

We were discussing Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5. Deputy Michael Higgins was in possession.More Button

We must proceed.More Button

The Order of Business has been agreed by the House and we must now proceed with the order as laid down by the House.More Button

The Deputy would not be in order in continuing to defy the order of the House.More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 1999: Report Stage.

Before proceeding to Report Stage I wish to reiterate the serious concerns in relation to the admissibility of certain amendments to the Bill which have been conveyed to members of the Select Committe...More Button

We cannot debate the matter, but if the Deputy wishes to make a brief comment he may do so.More Button

Perhaps the Deputy will reserve his arguments and allow his party's representatives to put them before the Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform which will examine the matter. I do not think we should use the ...More Button

The matter will be considered by the Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform.More Button

It is a matter for another forum.More Button

The Deputy has made his point. I will allow the Minister to make a brief comment.More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Millennium Projects.

The Deputy must proceed by way of question.More Button

The Deputy should confine himself to questions and not make statements.More Button

This is Question Time.More Button

Priority Questions. - Trade Union Recognition.

It is not permissible to quote during Question Time. The Deputy must proceed by way of question.More Button

As the time for Priority Questions has expired, we will take Questions Nos. 6 and 7 in ordinary Question Time.More Button

Other Questions. - Grocery Industry.

The Deputy is making a statement.More Button

The Deputy seems to be imparting more information than he is seeking. The purpose of Question Time is to seek information, not impart it.More Button

The Deputy is making a statement.More Button

Other Questions. - Year 2000 Committee.

The Deputy is making a statement.More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 1999: Report Stage (Resumed).

We come to amendment No. 5. Amendment No. 10 is an alternative. Is it agreed that amendments Nos. 5 and 10 be discussed together? Agreed.More Button

Private Members' Business. - EU Commission: Motion.

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 1999: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

Amendment No. 15 is an alternative to amendment No. 12 and both may be taken together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button


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