Ceisteanna — Questions - Departmental Appointments
Question No. 3 is in the name of Deputy Gerry Adams.
There is no need for it because the question was answered.
It was, actually.
I do not see anything funny about this. The question was answered.
You are not entitled to ask a supplementary question.
I do not need any help from the back benches, thanks very much. It is difficult enough to do this job without smart alec comments.
Deputy Martin’s question is about——
Sorry, Deputy, would you please remain silent? It is none of your business.
The question Deputy Martin asked relates to appointments in the Department of the Taoiseach, not the Department of Finance. The question put to the Taoiseach refers to the appointment of “Secretaries...
The Taoiseach has answered the question. Does the Deputy have another detailed supplementary question?
That is a separate question.
Ceisteanna — Questions - North-South Ministerial Council
There is quite a number of questions grouped. I will take a supplementary from Deputy Adams on the council and then one from Deputy Martin, and then I will go back to Deputy Adams.
Deputy Adams has five or six.
I want to be fair to everybody.
Ceisteanna — Questions - Interdepartmental Committees
In accordance with ruling No. 681 of the previous Ceann Comhairle, it is not in order to ask supplementary questions where the information in the reply to a parliamentary question is in tabular form a...
Ceisteanna — Questions - Freedom of Information
Could I point out that general information——
General information relating to freedom of information is a matter for the Department of Finance and questions should be put to that Department.
Ceisteanna — Questions - Cabinet Sub-Committees
The Deputy is straying from the question.
That is not the question.
We cannot discuss matters at the committees. The Deputy asked a factual question. We cannot stray into policy otherwise we would be here all day.
No, it is not. The Deputy’s question referred to the number of meetings that have been held of each of the Cabinet sub-committees since their establishment. Whether another committee has been formed...
The Deputy is also straying from the question he asked. He asked a factual question but is straying into policy matters. I regret I cannot allow that question. I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.
That is a separate question altogether.
The Deputy did not ask the question.
That is another question. I call Deputy Martin.
It is not because the Taoiseach has not read it out.
No. If the Deputy listened to the answer the Taoiseach gave, he did not give that information. Therefore the Deputy’s question is not in order. I call Deputy Martin to proceed.
Ceisteanna — Questions - State Visits
No. I thought he answered it. Did the Taoiseach forget to answer Question No. 15?
The Deputy was doing grand up to now, but he is straying away.
That is a totally different question.
The Deputy is totally out of order.
The Deputy will not get any answer now because his time is up.
Thank you, Deputy. That is very good news for us all.
Could we have a supplementary question?
The Taoiseach to respond, please.
I call Deputy Adams.
Could I have some order for Deputy Adams, please?
Sorry, through the Chair to the Taoiseach.
I will protect Deputy Adams’s right to speak without interruption.
A question please.
I am sorry Deputy. We are over time.
I am sorry Deputy. You are out of order. I call Deputy Ross.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Having considered the matters raised, my view is that they are not in order under Standing Order 32.
Order of Business
There are four proposals to put to the House. Is proposal No. 1 for dealing with Nos. 10, 11 and 12, motions without debate, agreed to?
Deputy, you are straying beyond the——
Thank you, Deputy.
That is a different issue.
I will put the question.
The Deputy has had his say.
Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 10, 11 and 12, motions re referral to joint committees of proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Harbours Acts Order 2011, the ministerial rota for parliamentar...
Is the proposal for dealing with No. 13, motion re Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 agreed to?
Is the proposal for dealing with No. 14, motion re Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 agreed to?
Is the proposal for dealing with parliamentary questions next for answer by the Taoiseach on EU matters agreed to? Agreed.
Is there promised——
I apologise, Taoiseach. I call Deputy Higgins on the same issue.
Would the Deputy cut out the theatre and let us have a question, please?
Deputy Adams on the same issue.
We will come back to that.
Will the Deputy resume his seat, please?
The Taoiseach has not yet finished. The Deputy should sit down for a moment.
I am calling Deputy Adams.
It is a matter for the Whips. I suggest the Deputy refers the matter to his Whip for debate during the week.
Where are we going, Deputy? Could you give us a hint?
Reduction in Pay and Allowances of Government and Oireachtas Members Bill 2011: 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.
Message from Seanad
Seanad Éireann has accepted the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2011, without recommendation.
Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009: Motion
Is that agreed? Agreed.