Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.
Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a notice under Standing Order 32. I call Deputy Bannon.
Having considered the matter, it is not in order under Standing Order 32.
Order of Business.
There are three proposals to put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 6, 6a and 6b without debate agreed to?
Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 6, 6a and 6b without debate agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 12, Report Stage (resumed) and Final Stage of the Finance Bill 2008, agreed?
We cannot have a debate on the Bill now.
I must put the question——
Is the proposal for dealing with No. 13a, statements on the World Trade Organisation, agreed? Agreed.
I am anxious to allow other Members to raise matters. I have given the Deputy a great deal of latitude.
I do not want to open a discussion on matters that will be dealt with in the context of the Report Stage debate on the Finance Bill.
Deputy Kenny raised a number of issues. Perhaps Deputy Burton will allow the Tánaiste to reply before she poses her questions. As already stated, I do not want us to engage in a debate on the Financ...
Is there promised legislation in the area of victim impact statements?
That question has already been answered.
Is there any legislation promised in this regard?
That is not quite a point of order. However, the Tánaiste may wish to reply.
Perhaps the Deputy will switch off his mobile phone.
The Deputy should speak on legislation.
That is not relevant to the Order of Business.
The Tánaiste was asked about the health information Bill.
The Deputy might allow the Tánaiste to reply to the question.
I have called the Tánaiste.
Of course, it is, which is why it should be taken seriously.
Has the Deputy submitted a request to raise the matter on the Adjournment?
That is the way to deal with the matter.
That will depend on how hard things are pushed right now.
I understand that. I call Deputy Flanagan.
Deputy Flanagan is not offering.
That point is understood.
It is not appropriate to raise that issue now.
I am sure the Tánaiste will have careful regard to what the Deputy is saying.
Does the Deputy have an appropriate question?
If the Deputy does not ask about legislation, I will move on.
This is a long preamble.
It will not.
What legislation is the Deputy talking about?
The Minister should allow the Deputy to finally list the legislation.
That is a list of four criminal justice Bills.
I am advised formally that it is the normal presentation of a constitutional amendment Bill.
I am advised officially and will receive formal advice for the Leader of the Fine Gael Party on the matter.
I will get advice for the Leader of the Fine Gael Party to ensure matters are standard.
We have a tight timeframe for the Finance Bill but I will call the Deputies who have offered if they will be very brief.
Time is very tight.
That issue has already been addressed.
I call Deputy Varadkar to ask a very brief question.
I want to move on; a number of Deputies want to get in.
I ask Deputy Hayes to please resume his seat; Deputies should not ignore the Chair.
The Tánaiste will deal with the question on legislation; we have already dealt with the other matter.
On the legislation, please.
The Tánaiste might communicate with the Deputy.
Protection of Employees (Agency Workers) Bill 2008: 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. I call on Deputy Penrose to move that Second Stage be taken in Private Members’ tim...
Diseases of Animals Act 1966: Motion.
I shall take a very brief response, because this is supposed to be without debate.
Finance Bill 2008: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.
Amendment No. 16 has been ruled out of order as it does not arise out of committee proceedings.
Does the Tánaiste wish to do that?
Amendment No. 24 arises out of Committee proceedings.
Before I call on Deputy Burton, I ask members to bear in mind that nine members have indicated they wish to speak on this amendment.
The Finance Bill 2008, as passed, is a certified money Bill and will be sent to the Seanad as such.
World Trade Organisation: Statements.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
Adjournment Debate Matters.
I advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Shane McEntee — the Government’s respo...
Adjournment Debate - Hospitals Building Programme.
That is quite out of order.
The Minister of State is not in a position to respond to that.
Message from the Seanad.
Seanad Éireann has passed the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2008, without amendment.
Adjournment Debate (Resumed) - Hospitals Building Programme.
The Minister of State’s reply is not on the issue that was submitted, which related to the need for the €39 million redevelopment of Ennis General Hospital to proceed.
Perhaps the Minister of State would provide a response in writing to the Deputy.
That matter would need to be considered by the Ceann Comhairle. In the interim, since the matter has been raised——
That would be a matter for the Ceann Comhairle on Tuesday.
I understand that the Minister of State is in a difficulty. Perhaps he could get a response to the matter that was tabled and submit it to the Deputy. The Deputy should have a discussion with the Ce...
That is a different issue and I am afraid——
I believe the Deputy has probably received the written reply. However, I must proceed, as it is not the issue that was tabled for discussion today. I call Deputy Costello.
The Deputy will get a written reply immediately I hope.
If the Deputy wishes to discuss the matter after the reply——
That will be a matter for the Ceann Comhairle to consider on Tuesday.
Adjournment Debate (Resumed) - Victim Impact Statements.
I am loath to interrupt the Minister but I am afraid that the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has provided a very long reply.
I am afraid therefore that we will have to adjourn the debate.
I am grateful to the Minister of State.
Written Answers - Rail Services.
Asked the minister: if he plans to introduce measures to protect rail commuters from unscheduled and last minute train cancellations under the new Public Transport Regulation Bill; and if he will make a statement on the...