Other Questions. - Tourism Industry.
Asked the minister: his assessment of the financial losses in the tourism industry to date in 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Order of Business.
It is nothing to do with co-operation.
The Law Library should give a few bursaries to help a few thousand kids get an education.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform is the man centrally involved in the Government's response to the clerical abuse scandal.
Why did you, a Cheann Comhairle, rule out the special notice question to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform? It seems bizarre.
How could you decide that such a matter was not urgent?
It is odd in the extreme that you should deny the House the opportunity—
—to deal on a question and answer basis with the most critical issue being discussed in every town, city and village.
You ought to give an explanation.
Who are you covering for, a Cheann Comhairle?
What is the answer to it?
What is the answer?
The entire country wants to know—
—the Minister's reply and you will not give him the opportunity to answer questions.
I asked you a question.
It was not a remark, it was a question.
I withdraw the inference.
Data Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage.
As I understand it, the transposition of directive 95/46/EC is a number of years late although, given its complexity, apparently some latitude in terms of full conformity was allowed. Nonetheless, it ...
There is no need to explain why consumers ought to be interested in the contents of this Bill. Irish consumers unfortunately do not have many vehicles for giving expression to their fears and needs bu...