Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I propose to deal with a notice of motion under Standing Order 31 from Deputy Yates. I call on Deputy Yates to state the matter of which he has given notice to me.
Having considered the matter fully, I do not consider it to be one contemplated by Standing Order 31 and, therefore, I cannot grant leave to move the motion.
Order of Business.
There are no proposals to be put to the House. I call Deputy John Bruton on the Order of Business.
Deputy Yates should resume his seat.
The Deputy is being disorderly.
We cannot debate this matter further now. This is the Order of Business, it is not a debate. I call Deputy Quinn on the Order of Business.
The Taoiseach without interruption.
The contents of proposed or promised legislation are not a matter for the Order of Business.
That is not in order on the Order of Business.
Questions of that nature are not in order. They must be on promised legislation.
That is not in order. It must be clearly promised legislation.
Is this promised legislation?
The Deputy is inquiring about the content of legislation; he should approach the matter in a different way.
I have ruled on the matter on which I have allowed much latitude. I remind the Deputy that we are on the Order of Business.
Does the Taoiseach wish to comment?
We cannot debate the matter now on the Order of Business. I call Deputy McGahon.
I have called Deputy McGahon.
We cannot have arguments on the Order of Business.
The Deputy is making a statement; this is not in order on the Order of Business.
Can we now hear Deputy McGahon?
The Deputy should raise that matter in another way.
I have allowed the Deputy to make his point, even though he should have sought other ways to do so.
Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Bill, 1999: Report and Final Stages.
As there are no amendments we will proceed to Fifth Stage.
No amendments have been offered on Report Stage.
The Deputy may comment on Fifth Stage. Question proposed: “That the Bill do now pass.”
Education (Welfare) Bill, 1999 [ Seanad ] : Report Stage.
Amendment No. 2 is an alternative to amendment No. 1 and these amendments may be taken together by agreement.
Amendments Nos. 3, 20, 22, 24 and 25 are cognate and may be taken together by agreement.
Amendments Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 15 are related to amendment No. 4 and these amendments may be taken together by agreement.
Amendment No. 10 is an alternative to amendment No. 9 and both may be discussed together. Is that agreed? Agreed.
This contribution by the Minister constitutes his final reply.
The mover of an amendment can speak as long as he or she wishes.
The mover has the right of a second contribution of two minutes and a right to reply.
Any other Deputy has one speaking opportunity and a subsequent opportunity of two minutes.
The Deputy is on his two minutes now. He will have a further opportunity to reply.
Amendments Nos. 12 and 14 are consequential and may be discussed together by agreement.
Ceisteanna–Questions. - Legislative Programme.
I must remind the House that this is Question Time.
Deputy Gormley must ask a question.
We must proceed to Question No. 3. We have devoted 17 minutes to this question and there are other questions on the Order Paper.
Priority Questions. - Children in Care.
Deputy Shatter should not intervene, it is most disorderly during Priority Questions.
The Deputy should put a question.
The Deputy should not intervene while the Minister is on her feet.
Education (Welfare) Bill, 1999 [ Seanad ] : Report Stage (Resumed).
Amendments Nos. 42 and 43 are related and may be discussed together.
Private Members' Business. - Ministerial Appointment: Motion (Resumed).
The Minister without interruption.
The Deputy should not use the word lies.
If the Deputy does not keep quiet I will have to take action.
The Minister without interruption.
Order, please. The Minister should address the Chair
The Deputies will have 15 minutes in which to reply.
The Deputy, without interruption.
The Deputy should not display a newspaper.