O'Hanlon, Rory

Wednesday, 5 March 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 562 No. 5

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Leaders' Questions.

The Tánaiste without interruption, please.More Button

The Tánaiste should not reply to the Deputy as he is not the leader of his party.More Button

Allow the Tánaiste to continue without interruption.More Button

Deputy Burton is not the leader of her party. Deputy Rabbitte alone is entitled to ask a supplementary question.More Button

The Tánaiste without interruption.More Button

I call Deputy Joe Higgins.More Button

Allow Deputy Joe Higgins to speak without interruption.More Button

Allow Deputy Higgins to continue without interruption, please.More Button

I call the Tánaiste for a final reply.More Button

Deputy Higgins, allow the Tánaiste to conclude. (Interruptions).More Button

That concludes Leaders' questions. We now move on to questions to the Taoiseach.More Button

Question No. 97 is in the name of Deputy Joe Higgins.More Button

Deputy Higgins, I have just called your question to the Taoiseach. The Minister of State to reply.More Button

We cannot have a point of order on leaders' questions.More Button

Deputy Stagg, during leaders' questions we cannot have a point of order from any Member other than the leader asking the question.More Button

Leaders' questions are confined exclusively to leaders. I have called the Minister of State.More Button

The Chair has no control over a Minister's replies.More Button

We are dealing with Deputy Joe Higgins's Question No. 97.More Button

Sorry, Deputy Higgins, this is Leaders' Questions. Only Deputy Joe Higgins is involved.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Central Statistics Office.

Ciúnas.More Button

The Chair has already called for quiet.More Button

We cannot return to leaders' questions.More Button

We cannot have a discussion on Leaders' Questions, which has long since passed.More Button

We are on Questions Nos. 97 to 99.More Button

We cannot have a discussion on that.More Button

We have not reached Question No. 101.More Button

No, I have already repeated to the Deputy that we are dealing with Questions Nos. 97 to 99.More Button

I stated that in the last 30 seconds.More Button

We have not reached that question.More Button

We have not reached Question No. 100.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Census Figures.

The Deputy should allow the Minister of State to reply.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Figiúirí Dhaonáirimh.

I am sorry, Deputy, but we have gone long over time.More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.More Button

Having considered the matters raised, I do not consider them in order under Standing Order 31.More Button

Order of Business.

There are two proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with item No. 18 agreed to?More Button

Deputies should allow the Tánaiste to speak without interruption.More Button

The Tánaiste without interruption.More Button

I ask the Tánaiste the address her remarks through the Chair, rather than invite interruption. Deputy Richard Bruton on a point of order.More Button

The Tánaiste without interruption. I appeal to the Tánaiste to address her remarks through the Chair.More Button

Is Deputy Rabbitte pressing his amendment?More Button

That issue can be raised on the Bill itself. At this stage we are merely discussing—More Button

We cannot have a debate on that at this stage. I call Deputy Rabbitte. (Interruptions).More Button

The Chair has ruled. Sorry Deputies, we cannot have a discussion on this matter at this stage. The Chair is ruling that what we are discussing at this moment is the proposal for dealing with No. 18, c...More Button

Deputy Rabbitte has an amendment.More Button

On the information that the Chair has, it arose on Committee Stage.More Button

The information that Chair has in regard to the Minister's amendment is that it arose on Committee Stage.More Button

We cannot have a discussion on it now, Deputy Bruton. The Chair has ruled. Deputy Bruton on a point of order.More Button

I have the amendment before me and I will put it to the House shortly. The House will decide. (Interruptions).More Button

Deputy Burton must allow the Tánaiste to speak without interruption.More Button

Deputy Rabbitte's amendment changing the time to 7 p.m. is in order. We are putting the amendment in the name of Deputy Rabbitte. Question put, “That the figure proposed to be deleted stand.” The Dáil...More Button

The Deputy will have to withdraw the—More Button

Deputy, I must ask you to withdraw the reflection on the impartiality of the Chair.More Button

On your own behalf, Deputy, not on behalf of the Labour Party.More Button

Deputy, on your own behalf, you must withdraw the allegations against the Chair.More Button

As the request has come from a teller who was nominated for that division, I request the Clerk to ring the division bells. Question: “That the figure proposed to be deleted stand.” again put. Tá More Button

Is proposal No. 2 for dealing with item 7, conclusion of Second Stage of the Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Bill 2003, agreed to?More Button

I would prefer if the Minister did not intervene because we have moved on from that item. We are now dealing with the proposal for dealing with the conclusion of item No. 7, Second Stage of the Motor ...More Button

If Deputy Rabbitte addressed his remarks through the Chair, he might not invite interruption from the Minister.More Button

I ask the Minister to allow Deputy Rabbitte to continue without interruption.More Button

I remind Deputy Quinn that only Deputy Rabbitte is entitled to speak at this point.More Button

We cannot discuss the content of the legislation at this point.More Button

We cannot have a debate on the Freedom of Information Act, which is at present before the other House and will be coming to this House, when we can debate it fully.More Button

That may arise when it comes before this House.More Button

I call Deputy Rabbitte.More Button

You have made the point and should allow the Tánaiste to reply.More Button

You will have to find another way of dealing with the second issue.More Button

Has the Deputy a question on proposed legislation?More Button

We cannot discuss the content of legislation.More Button

I suggest the Deputy submits a parliamentary question to the appropriate Minister.More Button

It would be more appropriate to submit the second question to the Minister for Finance.More Button

We have dealt with that issue.More Button

It is appropriate to ask whether legislation might be brought forward. The legislation is before another House. It is very unusual for this House to debate legislation which is before the other House.More Button

The matter does not arise at this stage.More Button

I suggest the Deputy submits a question on the issue to the Minister.More Button

There are other ways of dealing with the matter.More Button

I call Deputy Sherlock.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

We want to move on to Report Stage of the Finance Bill.More Button

That is not a point of order. We are on the Order of Business.More Button

I ask the Deputy to resume his seat and allow Deputy Sherlock to speak.More Button

Allow Deputy Sherlock to speak.More Button

The Chair must operate according to Standing Orders.More Button

The Tánaiste can answer questions which are appropriate to the Order of Business.More Button

I fully appreciate that.More Button

The Deputy is being grossly unfair to Members who wish to debate the Finance Bill. I call Deputy Sherlock.More Button

I will force the Deputy to leave the House if he does not resume his seat.More Button

The Deputy must resume his seat. I call Deputy Sherlock.More Button

I ask the Deputy to obey the Chair.More Button

It is not relevant to the Order of Business. I ask the Deputy to resume his seat.More Button

That is a reflection on the Chair. I ask the Deputy to withdraw the remark.More Button

The Deputy must withdraw the remark or leave the House.More Button

I ask the Deputy to leave the House.More Button

The Chair has ruled. I call Deputy Sherlock.More Button

The Chair has dealt with the matter and the Tánaiste has answered the question.More Button

That decision has been made. The Deputy is not entitled to contribute further. Deputy Durkan agreed to leave the House.More Button

If the Deputy does not leave, I will move that he be suspended from the House.More Button

Suspension of Member.

I move: “That Deputy Durkan be suspended from the service of the Dáil.” Question put.More Button

In accordance with Standing Orders, the division will take place at the beginning of business tomorrow. Deputy Durkan withdrew from the Chamber.More Button

Message from Select Committee.

The Select Committee on Social and Family Affairs has completed its consideration of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2003, and has made no amendments thereto.More Button

Finance Bill 2003: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

We cannot discuss the contents of the amendment. On the question of recommitting the relevant section of the Bill—More Button

According to the information available to the Chair, this amendment arises out of Committee Stage proceedings. The House can decide whether it wishes to recommit this section to be debated on Committe...More Button

Is the Minister opposing the proposal?More Button

It is agreed that amendment No. 26 be recommitted.More Button

No, that decision has already been made by the House. The question now arises as to whether the Chair is obliged to take the amendments seriatem. If Members do not want to press their amendments, we c...More Button

No, the House has agreed to recommit the section in question to when we reach it. We are about to resume on amendment No. 12. I must take the amendments seriatim. However, if the Members who proposed ...More Button

When we reach amendment No. 26. If we were to dispose of the preceding amendments—More Button

On amendment No. 12, is Deputy Ó Caoláin agreeable that we put the question at this stage?More Button

Amendment No. 20 is in the name of Deputy Bruton. Amendment No. 93 is related. It is necessary to recommit this amendment as it creates a charge on the Exchequer. Bill recommitted in respect of amendm...More Button

The Bill, which is certified to be a money Bill in accordance with Article 22.2.1º of the Constitution, will be sent to the Seanad. Sitting suspended at 1.45 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Services for the Elderly and People with Disabilities: Motion (Resumed).

Allow the Minister of State to continue without interruption.More Button

That is agreed.More Button


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