Request 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 will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.
Order of Business.
Is the proposal for dealing with the adjournment of the Dáil today agreed? Agreed.
Do you have a question appropriate to the Order of Business?
Deputy, please confine your question to the legislation.
That matter does not arise on the Order of Business.
Deputy, allow the Tánaiste to answer your questions on the legislation.
You have made your point, Deputy. You are being repetitive.
That issue does not arise. Does the Deputy have a question on the Order of Business to do with legislation?
Sorry, Deputy, that issue does not arise. Do you have a question on legislation? There is no provision for Leaders’ Questions this morning, Deputy.
That does not arise on the Order of Business.
I call Deputy Sargent.
That question does not arise. I suggest the Deputy submit a question to the Minister.
Those questions should be submitted to the Minister for Health and Children.
The Deputy is absolutely right but it should be brought in the proper fashion.
That matter was dealt with yesterday and today.
This matter has been discussed on Leader’s Questions and on the Adjournment debate this week. It is not appropriate to the Order of Business. I ask the Deputy to resume her seat and allow the Tánaiste...
That has already been answered this morning.
Does the Deputy have a question on legislation?
That question should be directly addressed to the relevant Minister. It is not a question for the Order of Business.
Has the Deputy a question on legislation?
Sorry, but we are moving on.
Consumer Rights Enforcer Bill 2004: First Stage.
Is the Bill opposed?
Since this is a Private Members’ Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members’ time.
Council of Europe Development Bank Bill 2004: Second Stage.
That is outside the scope of this Bill, though a passing reference is in order. This is a very technical and limited Bill.
I accept that and a passing reference is quite acceptable.
I am reluctant to intervene but we are well outside the scope of the Bill.
I accept that.
It is in order to make a passing reference to the accession of Turkey, but we cannot have a wide-ranging debate on it.
I have brought the same point to the attention of other Members this morning and I want to be consistent.
Like his colleague before him, Deputy Crawford is going well outside the scope of the Bill.
Even a passing reference to the matters raised would not be in order on the Bill.
The Deputy is not only outside the scope of the Bill, his time is concluded.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Did the Deputy intend to share time with Deputy Cuffe?
Priority Questions - Telecommunications Services.
The Chair is reluctant to intervene on Priority Questions, but I point out to the House that the Chair ruled out a number of questions that were specifically the responsibility of ComReg. It would be ...
I will accept a very brief supplementary from the Deputy.
Does the Deputy have a question? The Minister may not have time to reply.
The Deputy is taking up all the time available for this question by making a statement.
I call the Minister.
There is no time for a final point. Six minutes have been allocated for this question but just 50 seconds are remaining.
There will not be a follow-up question during the time for this question.
The Deputy should allow the Minister to speak without interruption.
We have dealt with just two questions in 15 minutes.
Sorry, Deputy, not one question.
Priority Questions - Energy Resources.
The Deputy has made his point.
Priority Questions - Fisheries Protection.
If it has appeared in the newspapers, that is all right.
Adjournment Debate - Mobile Telephony.
Deputy Sargent may put his matter.