The Taoiseach should be allowed to conclude, without interruption.
The Taoiseach should be allowed to conclude.
Deputy Gilmore should be allowed to put his question to the Taoiseach.
The Taoiseach, without interruption, please.
Please allow the Taoiseach to conclude.
The time allowed for Leaders’ Questions has concluded.
Ceisteanna — Questions - Proposed Legislation.
These questions relate to the Department of the Taoiseach.
That is more properly a question for the line Minister or for the Order of Business, rather than one that relates to legislation in the Taoiseach’s Department.
If the Taoiseach is to answer during his Questions Time questions on legislation that are intended for line Ministers, he is opening a precedent.
I am happy to give the Taoiseach as much latitude as he would like.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.
Anois, iarratais chun tairisceana a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32.
Tar éis breithnithe a dhéanamh ar na nithe ardaithe, níl siad in ord faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. The matters raised are not in order under Standing Order 32.
Order of Business.
There are no proposals to put to the House.
That matter is not strictly in order on the Order of Business.
The Deputy knows that is not in order under the Order of Business.
I am anxious to give the Deputy some latitude, but that is not in order on the Order of Business.
I wanted to give the Deputy latitude, but that question is not appropriate to the Order of Business. It would be appropriate as a leader’s question and that opportunity is available to the Deputy. I...
Unless the question is within the confines of legislation, it will not be in order.
The Deputy is absolutely right that this is a matter that is proper to the House. However, it is not proper to the Order of Business. With regard to the action of the Minister for Communications, En...
Does the Tánaiste wish to reply to that?
I ask the Deputy to speak up as the Tánaiste has some difficulty hearing.
Is a debate on unemployment promised? I call the Tánaiste.
When will that item of legislation be introduced?
I will revert to the Deputy. The Tánaiste, on the estate management legislation.
Deputy Durkan wishes to raise two further matters.
I am sure the House is relieved to hear that.
The Tánaiste should indicate when such legislation will be introduced.
No doubt legislation is coming.
The Tánaiste, on the legislation.
Perhaps they can be taken together.
We cannot discuss individual cases now.
While I am anxious to give latitude to the Deputy, he cannot deal with individual cases on the Order of Business.
The Tánaiste, on those three items of legislation, namely, the industrial development Bill, the health and personal social services Bill and the health information Bill.
Is a debate or legislation appropriate to that area promised?
I understand Deputy Burton wishes to raise another matter.
An appropriate question Deputy, please.
Is there a debate promised on the issue of bank foreclosure?
I thank Deputy Burton. The question is put well.
Is there promised legislation in that area?
There is no such promised legislation.
Good. What is the other matter?
It is not appropriate to comment on it.
Where stands that Bill?
Is there promised horse and greyhound legislation?
Is legislation or regulation promised in this area?
Is legislation promised?
As Deputy Hogan will be aware, that is not an appropriate question to put. I understand there is no legislation promised in that area. That concludes the Order of Business.
Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2008: Report Stage.
Amendment No. 1 in the name of Deputy Róisín Shortall arises out of Committee proceedings while amendment No. 37 is related. Amendments Nos. 38 to 45, inclusive, are related and are alternative to am...
Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2008: Report Stage (Resumed).
I apologise, I was unaware that the Minister had contributed already.
I call the House to order to allow Deputy Shortall to speak to her amendment.
Will the Deputies claiming a division please rise? Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Arthur Morgan, Martin Ferris and Finian McGrath rose.
As fewer than ten Members have risen, I declare the question carried and the amendment lost. In accordance with Standing Order 70, the names of the Deputies dissenting will be recorded in the Journal...
Amendments Nos. 7 and 8 are out of order.
Agriculture: Motion (Resumed).
The Minister of State without interruption.
Estimates for Public Services 2008: Message from Select Committee
The Select Committee on Transport has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimate for public services for the year ending 31 December 2008 — Vote 32.