Dooge, James CI

Wednesday, 29 June 1983

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 101 No. 3

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 1 to 9 and No. 11. It is not proposed to take No. 10 this week. Items Nos. 1 to 7 are all concerned in one way or another, with the establishment of Joint Committees. It ...More Button

Senator Lanigan is experienced enough to know that the Minister would wish to have all Stages today but I do not want in any way to inhibit the discussion by the House of the Postal and Telecommunicat...More Button

In regard to the points raised on the Order of Business, I would like to reply as follows. Firstly, in regard to the committee on marital breakdown, I am conscious of the recent debate in this House ...More Button

That would be an unreasonable restriction on Members. Order of Business agreed to.More Button

Joint Committee on the Secondary Legislation of the European Communities: Motion.

I move: (1) That a Select Committee consisting of 7 members of Seanad Éireann (none of whom shall be a representative in the Assembly of the European Communities) be appointed to be joined with a Sel...More Button

I am very grateful to those Members who have contributed to the debate on this particular committee established by motion No. 1 on the Order Paper. There are a number of points on which I should comm...More Button

I mentioned that point because it was raised in the debate and we can attempt to satisfy justice without causing the complete demise of Senator Brendan Ryan. A couple of other points were raised in th...More Button

I agree completely with Senator Ryan and I certainly will discuss the matter with the Government Chief Whip. It may well be that a solution can be arrived at here. Instead of using the fraction that...More Button

To 0.52 of a Member.More Button

I am sorry I omitted to reply to that point. My understanding is that this is not a new provision. This provision was in the motion which established the last committee.More Button

The fact that Senator Robinson welcomes it now reflects the fact that it has not been used so what we are concerned with here is the question of making sure that this committee gets going properly, th...More Button

I do not think that is easy of solution. Question put and agreed to.More Button

Joint Committee on Commercial State-Sponsored Bodies: Motion.

I move: 1. That a Select Committee consisting of 4 members of Seanad Éireann (none of whom shall be a member of the Government or a Minister of State) be appointed to be joined with a Select Committe...More Button

Again, I am thankful to Senators who have expressed views in regard to this committee. There are a few themes that ran through this short debate. One of them was the question of the size of this com...More Button

——the committee that was mentioned earlier in regard to marriage breakdown. I have been informed, since this point was raised earlier in this House, that agreement has been reached on the terms of re...More Button

Joint Services Committee: Motion.

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I would like in this connection to pay a tribute to the Information Service and the Research Service which is provided in this House. I think Senators will agree that the small number of staff under...More Button

Joint Committee on Co-operation with Developing Countries: Motion.

I move: (1) That a Select Committee consisting of 7 members of Seanad Éireann (none of whom shall be a member of the Government or a Minister of State) be appointed to be joined with a Select Committ...More Button

Senator Ryan has welcomed the establishment of the committee and the wide terms of reference. I do not know if all the Members to be appointed would agree with him in regard to what he considers as be...More Button

Joint Committee on Legislation: Motion.

I move: (1) That Seanad Éireann concurs with Dáil Éireann in its Resolution communicated to Seanad Éireann on 21 June, 1983, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee (which shall be called the Joi...More Button

This committee represents the first important move towards the reform of the procedure of the Houses of the Oireachtas. It has been brought forward by Minister John Bruton, who has been charged with ...More Button

With regard to the points raised, I will try to respond as best I can. If what I say here is not satisfactory, I will endeavour to get more detailed information for the Senators. Senator McGuinness...More Button

I move: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Standing Orders, (1) A Bill, not being a Money Bill, having passed its Second Stage may on motion made by the Leader of the House be referred, with...More Button

I made it clear in my introduction that on the concurrence motion this House will have all the powers that it has on a Second Reading. It will have the power to withhold concurrence for a stated reas...More Button

Joint Committee on Small Businesses: Motion.

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Senator Lanigan raised the question of the difficulties of definition, that one person says 50, another says 100 and another says 500. In fact these terms of reference are drawn so that the first tas...More Button

That is a point well made. I have repeatedly said in regard to committees that one of the difficulties that was encountered in the past was the lack of proper staffing of committees. If we fail to s...More Button

Business of Seanad.

We have spent more time than I or anyone would have anticipated on the setting up of these committees. I do not begrudge that time, it was well worth having the discussion but it does lead us into dif...More Button

Postal and Telecommunications Services Bill, 1982: Second Stage.

I indicated today that it is necessary for this Bill to be returned to the Dáil if we are to make amendments to it on Committee Stage. In the course of the present debate there have been indications ...More Button

At 11.30 on Tuesday morning. When we come to the Adjournment we will adjourn until 11.30 on Tuesday. We will have by that time from the Dáil the expediency motions in regard to the Committee on Women...More Button

Business of Seanad.

It is proposed to sit again tomorrow morning at 10.30. The purpose of that sitting is to take the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Bill. I also intend to order the EEC motion. But the question...More Button

That Bill has been with us for some time. I had indeed hoped that we might take it either today or tomorrow but with the amount of business which we have I see little hope of it being taken tomorrow...More Button


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