Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of related notices of motion under Standing Order 31 from Deputies Quinn and De Rossa and Deputy Joe Higgins. I propose to call ...
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.
The House had over an hour's discussion yesterday afternoon and I will allow brief comments from either the party leaders or the foreign affairs spokespersons on the Order of Business in view of the ...
I want to make it quite clear that on the Order of Business it will be a contribution from either a party leader or alternatively a spokesperson on foreign affairs. We could not have a prolonged discu...
The Chair is trying to facilitate the House. Obviously we cannot have a long discussion on the Order of Business, but the Tánaiste has offered to allow time later today for fuller statements.
Does the Tánaiste wish to comment?
How soon would you have the statements?
The Whips will meet immediately after the conclusion of the Order of Business.
I propose we proceed to the Order of Business and allow the Whips to meet immediately afterwards.
Order of Business.
There are two proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with No. a28 agreed?
The proposal is before the House.
Standing Order 31 has no connection with this matter.
Is the proposal for dealing with No. a28 agreed to?
The proposal stands with the agreement of—
If the Government is offering Government time a change of the order is not necessary. Is the proposal for dealing with No. a28 agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 32 agreed to?
I suggest that the House adopt the Order of Business. It can be modified by the Whips.
We are now using valuable time. I suggest we adopt the Order of Business and allow the Whips deal with this matter.
What the Chair is suggesting is quite the normal procedure in these matters.
You may not make a statement on this matter.
The debate is not due to finish today.
That is a matter for the House to decide.
There is no reason smaller parties should not contribute in due course.
The Deputy has made that point and it has been dealt with.
Is the proposal for dealing with No. 32 agreed to? Agreed.
That is a matter for the House.
The Deputy may develop that point during the debate.
The Deputy will have other opportunities to raise that serious matter. It is not appropriate to the Order of Business.
Debates are matters for the Whips.
We cannot have questions on debates.
The Deputy has made her point.
Local Government (Planning and Development) (Amendment) Bill, 1999: First Stage.
Is the Bill opposed?
Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.
Telecom Éireann Board Resignations: Statements.
The Minister used four of the five minutes allocated to her and she indicated she would share one minute of her time with Deputy Sargent.
I wish to bring in Deputy Joe Higgins before the time expires.
I have called Deputy Joe Higgins.
I have called Deputy Joe Higgins. The Deputy had six minutes.
The order of the House was explicit—
The Deputy must conclude.
The Minister will not have time to reply.
The order of the House is that we must conclude now. We have exceeded the time allowed and must proceed to the next business.
Business of Dáil.
Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.
Kosovo Crisis: Statements.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions. - Seafood Industry.
This is Question Time.
That concludes Priority Questions.
Other Questions - Whitefish Stocks.
I take it the Deputy is putting a question.
That is a separate question.
Adjournment Debate Matters.
I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 20 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Keaveney – the announcement of...