Business of Seanad.
I have notice from Senator Joe Doyle that, on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The urgent need for the Minister for Energy to implement in ...
Order of Business.
We cannot have a debate now.
Senator Lanigan, as another Senator at another time told me how I should run this Chair, the same rule applies to you now. You cannot make a speech either.
Freedom of Information Bill, 1988: First Stage.
Is the First Stage being opposed? Under Standing Order No. 79, I will allow a brief explanatory statement from the proposer.
Is there a date for Second Stage? Is it being printed? The House must now fix a date for Second Stage, if at all possible.
Video Recordings Bill, 1987: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.
Before we resume on amendment No. 12, I have circulated for information of Members a note on the present state of play on the remaining amendments. Senators will note that most of the amendments have...
Is amendment No. 12 withdrawn?
You have said all the things about the Minister for Justice and who was here instead of him and all the rest. Could we get back to amendment No. 12?
I am concerned that you used the word on another day in reference to this Minister. I do not think I would have let you away with it either.
Just for the record of the House — and again I am not defending senior Ministers, or junior Ministers, or Taoisigh, or anybody else — I understand that the reason the Minister, Deputy Collins, is abse...
Amendment No. 13 has been discussed with Amendment No. 8. Government amendment No. 13: In page 7, line 38, after “detection,” to insert “or”. Amendment agreed to. Government amendment No. 14: In page ...
Amendment No. 16 has been discussed with Amendment No. 11.
Is the amendment being pressed?
Companies (No. 2) Bill, 1987: Committee Stage (Resumed).
Amendments Nos. 96, 97, 98, 99 and 100 are related and may be discussed together. Government amendment No. 96: In page 75, line 29, after “company”, to insert “or in debentures of the company”.
Before the Senator withdraws — I hate correcting him — but would he withdraw that little word, for the record of the House? He did say somebody was obstreperous.
It is for the record of the House. We are so orderly here.
Is amendment No. 106 agreed to?
I understand there is some decision to take Part IV only. Is that correct? Agreed.
Request Under Standing Order 29.
Before we suspend the sitting I have notice from Senator Brendan Ryan regarding a motion he wishes to move under Standing Order 29.
I have given careful consideration to the matter raised by Senator Ryan. I do not consider it a matter to be contemplated under Standing Order 29. Therefore, I regret that I have to rule it out of o...