Pattison, Séamus

Thursday, 25 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 5

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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 ...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.More Button

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 ...More Button

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...More Button

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.More Button

Does the Tánaiste wish to comment?More Button

How soon would you have the statements?More Button

The Whips will meet immediately after the conclusion of the Order of Business.More Button

I propose we proceed to the Order of Business and allow the Whips to meet immediately afterwards.More Button

Order of Business.

There are two proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with No. a28 agreed?More Button

The proposal is before the House.More Button

Standing Order 31 has no connection with this matter. More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with No. a28 agreed to?More Button

The proposal stands with the agreement of—More Button

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? More Button

I suggest that the House adopt the Order of Business. It can be modified by the Whips.More Button

We are now using valuable time. I suggest we adopt the Order of Business and allow the Whips deal with this matter.More Button

What the Chair is suggesting is quite the normal procedure in these matters.More Button

You may not make a statement on this matter.More Button

The debate is not due to finish today.More Button

That is a matter for the House to decide.More Button

There is no reason smaller parties should not contribute in due course.More Button

The Deputy has made that point and it has been dealt with.More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with No. 32 agreed to? Agreed.More Button

That is a matter for the House.More Button

The Deputy may develop that point during the debate.More Button

The Deputy will have other opportunities to raise that serious matter. It is not appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

Debates are matters for the Whips.More Button

We cannot have questions on debates.More Button

The Deputy has made her point.More Button

Local Government (Planning and Development) (Amendment) Bill, 1999: First Stage.

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

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.More Button

I wish to bring in Deputy Joe Higgins before the time expires.More Button

I have called Deputy Joe Higgins.More Button

I have called Deputy Joe Higgins. The Deputy had six minutes.More Button

The order of the House was explicit—More Button

The Deputy must conclude.More Button

The Minister will not have time to reply.More Button

The order of the House is that we must conclude now. We have exceeded the time allowed and must proceed to the next business.More Button

Business of Dáil.

Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.More Button

Kosovo Crisis: Statements.

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions. - Seafood Industry.

This is Question Time.More Button

That concludes Priority Questions.More Button

Other Questions - Whitefish Stocks.

I take it the Deputy is putting a question.More Button

That is a separate question.More Button

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...More Button


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