Requests to move Adjournment of Dail under Standing Order 32
Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with two notices under Standing Order 32. I call Deputy Michael Healy-Rae. Is Deputy Healy-Rae present? As the Deputy is not in the Chamber,...
Having considered the matter, it is not in accordance with Standing Order 32.
However, the Deputy’s request reminds me to ask Members to switch off their mobile telephones. I have had complaints regarding interference with the recording of the proceedings of the House.
I ask Members to keep that in mind.
What does the Deputy’s request relate to?
I apologise, I was given to understand it was Deputy Healy-Rae who wished to make a request.
My apologies, the Deputy may proceed.
This matter is not in accordance with Standing Order 32.
Order of Business
There is one proposal to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 10, statements on Dáil reform, agreed to? Agreed.
The Deputy should be allowed to speak without interruption.
It is not funny. I ask Deputy Durkan to allow Deputy Ó Cuív to continue.
Deputy Ó Cuív is on his feet and should be allowed to proceed.
Deputies must let Deputy Ó Cuív have his say. The Tánaiste will deal with the matter.
I ask Members to show some respect to the Deputy who is in possession. Deputy Buttimer, you are always at this. Would you please stay quiet?
I ask Deputy Ó Cuív to proceed.
The latter is completely out of order.
If Members ask a question they should listen to the answer.
Can we proceed, please?
Thank you so much.
Deputy McDonald is talking about the legislation.
The Deputy cannot go on like this, he should ask a question.
Has the Deputy a question on legislation?
Would he please ask it?
We are not into methods but when legislation will be published.
The Deputy should ask the question. He will not be called again if he is not careful.
The Deputy should ask the question. To what Bill is he referring?
I am calling Deputy Boyd Barrett.
That is not an appropriate question.
That is not an appropriate question. The Deputy should not abuse the Order of Business. We can all count.
I am sure the Minister will be delighted to hear that.
That is a very difficult question to answer. The Tánaiste should be given the chance to answer it.
In accordance with Standing Orders, a script is only allowed when a Minister is introducing legislation. Notes may be used by a Deputy to assist a presentation.
It will be through the Chair.
That is useful information. I believe Deputy Higgins has already been called.
It is always nice to hear from the Deputy anyway.
He is not going to indicate whether the Minister is right or wrong. This is about legislation.
This is not a debate on whether a Minister is right or wrong. This is about legislation being introduced or promised.
Deputy Higgins knows that as well as I do.
He already answered that question.
Ask him to clarify.
Will the Tánaiste clarify the matter? Is legislation due?
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)
When is it proposed to take Committee Stage?
You must give me a date. Is it next Tuesday or Wednesday, subject to agreement?
Next Thursday, subject to agreement.
Dáil Reform: Statements
I believe Deputy Coffey is sharing time with Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
That is fine.
Is that agreed? Agreed.
I made a mistake. There is no conclusion to this debate today.
No, Deputy Feighan’s time is up.