O'Hanlon, Rory

Thursday, 28 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 3

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before moving to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a notice of motion under Standing Order 31 from Deputy Cuffe and I call on him to state the matter.More Button

Having given the matter full consideration, I do not consider it to be contemplated by Standing Order 31 and therefore I cannot grant leave to move the motion.More Button

Order of Business.

There are three proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 14, 13, 14a and 12a without debate agreed?More Button

We cannot discuss the spatial strategy here.More Button

I have allowed the Deputy to make his point.More Button

If the Deputy feels strongly about it, the matter can be referred to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges.More Button

The Deputy will have the opportunity to discuss the content of the spatial strategy document. Just a brief point on why the Deputy is opposing the Order of Business.More Button

Before I call the Tánaiste, Deputy Rabbitte's point on No. 12b will be taken on item 3.More Button

The Chair is speaking. Will Deputy Allen please resume his seat.More Button

On Deputy Sargent's point about Deputy Cuffe, his request under Standing Order 31 was not in accordance with Standing Orders. That is why it was ruled out of order. I call the Tánaiste.More Button

Deputy Allen, I have called the Tánaiste. I will take the point of order after the Tánaiste and before I put the question, assuming it is a point of order.More Button

Deputy, withdraw the remark.More Button

The Deputy did not ask. I said before I call the Tánaiste—More Button

The Chair will not be challenged on this issue. The Chair has ruled. The Deputy will withdraw the remark that there are double standards in the House.More Button

A point of order does not come first. I called the Tánaiste.More Button

Will Deputy Allen please resume his seat when the Chair is on its feet.More Button

Deputy, resume your seat. Now withdraw your remark that there are double standards.More Button

If the Deputy wants to ask me a question he can come to my office. Will the Deputy withdraw the remark that there are double standards.More Button

Thank you. I call the Tánaiste.More Button

The Tánaiste without interruption, please.More Button

Deputy Higgins, allow the Tánaiste without interruption, please.More Button

I call Deputy Allen on a point of order, assuming it is a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order. The Deputy will have to find another way of raising it.More Button

Sorry, it is not a point of order, Deputy. The Chair has ruled on it.More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with the European Communities (Amendment) Bill, 2002, agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with item 12b without debate agreed? Deputy Rabbitte raised a point on tha...More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

On legislation, Deputy. I am finishing the Order of Business.More Button

That is not about legislation.More Button

I have only 20 minutes and I am trying to facilitate as many Members as possible.More Button

Sorry, Deputy, it must also be related to the Order of Business.More Button

This is the third time this week that the Deputy has raised an issue that is not appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

A question appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy must ask about promised legislation.More Button

That matter has been dealt with twice this week. We must move on.More Button

That matter has been answered twice this week. The Deputy is being repetitive.More Button

Deputy Ó Caoláin is out of order. Deputy Costello on something appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

A number of Deputies are offering and they cannot all be facilitated if we spend time with preambles.More Button

The Deputy has not asked a question.More Button

To what Bill is the Deputy referring?More Button

It is down to be taken today, Deputy Costello.More Button

The Deputy must ask about promised legislation.More Button

That matter is not appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy is anticipating questions that will arise this afternoon as Deputy Burton has a question down to the Minister for the Environment and Local Government in that regard.More Button

Deputy Gormley on promised legislation.More Button

That matter was already dealt with this week. The Deputy is being repetitive. The rules as applied to Deputy Ó Caoláin apply to Deputy Gormley also.More Button

That matter is not appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

It is a matter of proportionality. There is nobody who knows more about that than the Deputy.More Button

I do not intend reading Standing Order No. 26 again this morning. Many of the contributions made this morning, as Deputies know, are not in accordance with Standing Order No. 26. We must have order in...More Button

Deputy Gormley must resume his seat when the Chair is speaking. (Interruptions).More Button

Does Deputy Gormley wish to leave the House?More Button

Resume your seat, Deputy Gormley and show some respect for the Chair.More Button

The Deputy is out of order.More Button

A question, please.More Button

It is appropriate to ask about a Bill; it is not appropriate to make a Second Stage speech.More Button

The Tánaiste has replied to that question. We are moving on to the next business. (Interruptions).More Button

A number of Members wish to raise specific items. We cannot have a Second Stage debate on every item the House would like to discuss. Members should confine themselves to questions appropriate to the ...More Button

The Deputy is being disorderly. His question was answered in accordance with Standing Orders.More Button

The Chair has no control over the answers given.More Button

The Deputy is out of order.More Button

My apologies.More Button

What legislation is proposed on transport?More Button

When is justice legislation promised?More Button

The Deputy has made his point.More Button

The Deputy's colleague, Deputy Allen, says the Chair decides those matters.More Button

A question related to promised legislation please.More Button

Is the Criminal Justice (Garda Powers) Bill promised legislation?More Button

The Deputy should allow the Tánaiste to reply.More Button

No question was asked on legislation.More Button

I have to finish the Order of Business shortly. There are a number of Deputies with questions and I cannot take them all this morning.More Button

Will the Deputy ask a question appropriate to the Order of Business?More Button

The Deputy was doing extremely well asking questions about legislation and he should not spoil it now.More Button

Has the Deputy a question on legislation?More Button

That does not arise. The Deputy will have to find another way of raising it. Is there a question on legislation?More Button

If the Deputy has not got a question appropriate to the Order of Business we will move on.More Button

Has the Deputy a question appropriate to the Order of Business?More Button

It is not necessary to make a statement on the Bill. The Tánaiste to reply.More Button

The Deputy is out of order. I will take one more Deputy. Deputy Healy.More Button

I called the Tánaiste and I would like the Deputy to give her an opportunity to answer.More Button

In accordance with long-standing precedent in the House, 20 minutes—More Button

Before Deputy Rabbitte goes any further, I do not have a side of the House. The Chair is impartial and represents all sides in the House.More Button

The Deputy is well aware of it.More Button

It is a long-standing precedent in the House, and each of my predecessors ruled, that 20 minutes is appropriate for the Order of Business.More Button

There are many rulings on this matter and if the Deputy wishes to discuss them he can come to my office. I call Deputy Seamus Healy. (Interruptions).More Button

I will not discuss the matter with the Deputy. If he wants to come to my office I would be glad to discuss it with him.More Button

I call Deputy Seamus Healy.More Button

Promised legislation to abolish County Tipperary does not arise on the Order of Business.More Button

That may be so, but, as I have pointed out, in accordance with precedent there is other business to be dealt with. Deputies complain every morning about business not being done in this House. Much of ...More Button

There are any number of rulings in this House—More Button

If the Deputy wishes to come to my office— (Interruptions).More Button

Numerous rulings were made by my predecessors.More Button

There are numerous rulings. It is not possible for 165 Members of the House to ask questions each morning on any item in which they are interested. (Interruptions).More Button

It is not in order for the Deputy to comment at this stage.More Button

The Chair has absolute discretion in the matter and that has always been the case. My predecessors ruled on the matter.More Button

The Deputy should realise that the Chair is fair. I am trying to be fair to all Members of the House.More Button

If all Deputies confined themselves to the substance of Standing Orders, every Deputy would be heard within 20 minutes.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

That is not appropriate to the Order of Business, it has already been discussed.More Button

We are moving on to item No. 14.More Button

It has been dealt with.More Button

This has been dealt with. The Tánaiste dealt with it this morning. (Interruptions).More Button

We will hear Deputy Kenny.More Button

The Deputy should bring the matter to the sub-committee on Dáil reform.More Button

My immediate predecessor in the Chair did not take questions on the Order of Business from everybody who offered.More Button

The Tánaiste answered that.More Button

We cannot have everybody on their feet at the same time. Deputies should resume their seats.More Button

I will have to ask the Deputy to leave the House. We cannot have Members jumping up.More Button

I ask the Deputy to resume his seat. We cannot have everyone on their feet. (Interruptions).More Button

Ciúnas. Deputy Stagg on a point of order. I hope it is a point of order.More Button

The Tánaiste without interruption.More Button

Order please. I call Deputy O'Sullivan.More Button

Deputy Lynch will please resume her seat.More Button

The Chair will not take a point of order while it is on its feet. Deputy Allen should resume his seat. We must have order in this House. When the Chair is on its feet, all Members resume their seats.More Button

Members will speak when they are called upon by the Chair. We cannot have everybody standing up and speaking at the same time. The Chair may be left with no option but to ask somebody to leave the Cha...More Button

I am not taking a point of order. Deputy Allen will resume his seat. That is not a point of order. Deputy Allen will be first to leave the House if he does not resume his seat. I have called Deputy O'...More Button

There is no need for the Deputy to make a statement on what she wishes to see in the legislation.More Button

European Communities (Amendment) Bill, 2002: Second Stage.

That is not a point of order.More Button

It is not a matter for the Chair.More Button

The House is at the—More Button

The second stage must conclude by one o'clock and the remaining stages by 1.30 p.m.More Button

Private Security Services Bill, 2001: Second Stage (Resumed).

Deputy Durkan must be allowed to speak without interruption.More Button

Allow Deputy Durkan to speak.More Button

Will the Minister of State allow the Deputy to make his contribution.More Button

Allow the Deputy to make his contribution.More Button

The Deputy has made his point about the Minister of State. If he did not attribute so many features to the Minister of State but concentrated on the Bill he might not provoke interruption.More Button

I suggest the Deputy look at the Chair and not at the Minister of State.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Priority Questions.

Deputy Allen has not yet arrived. We will give him 30 seconds and then proceed to the next question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Housing Grants.

The six minutes allowed for this question have concluded.More Button

The Deputy asked a second supplementary and the Minister replied. Question Time is, unfortunately, confined because of a Private Notice Question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Local Authority Housing.

Allow the Minister of State to conclude. We have to move on to the next question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Environmental Policy.

Sorry, Deputy, we have already spent over six minutes on the question. I have already ruled on Deputy Gilmore's question.More Button


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