Ceisteanna–Questions. - Departmental Staff.
That would appear to be a separate question.
We are straying into an area into which we should not stray. The DPP's office is independent.
He is independent in the performance of his functions.
The Deputy is asking about decisions of the DPP which cannot be questioned in this House.
Again, that would appear to be a separate question. We are dealing with the staffing levels of the Office of the DPP.
The question is on staffing levels.
The Deputy is referring to the decisions of the DPP.
The question quite specifically relates to staffing levels.
The Taoiseach may reply to questions on staffing and efficiency of the office, but not on its decisions.
Visit of Tanzanian Delegation.
Before proceeding to Question No. 2, I would like to take this oppor tunity to welcome to Dáil Éireann the Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, the Honourable Pius Maekwa, who is here today in the Dis...
Ceisteanna–Questions (Resumed). - Official Engagements.
I ask the Deputy to be brief because I wish to bring in another Deputy before the time for Taoiseach's questions expires.
Priority Questions. - Cattle Prices.
The Deputy must confine himself to questions.
We must proceed to Question No. 23.
The Chair has called Question No. 23.
Priority Questions. - Western Development Investment Fund.
A question please, Deputy.
We must conclude Priority Questions.
As the Deputy in whose name Questions Nos. 25 and 26 were put down is not present, these cannot be taken. That concludes Priority Questions.
Minerals Development Bill, 1999 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage.
The Deputy is digressing. I can find no reference to fisheries in this Bill.
I was waiting for the Deputy to relate what he was saying to the contents of the Bill.
That does not entitle the Deputy to go fishing.