Business of Seanad.
I have notice from Senator John Paul Phelan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Education and Science t...
They must be resubmitted.
Had they been resubmitted, I would have given preference to the Senators who lost out on the day in question. There may have been a misunderstanding.
Order of Business.
That could be done tomorrow during the statements on banking. The Senator should put his question to the Leader as a number of Members want to speak.
That is not a matter for the Order of Business.
You made your point. I call on Senator Norris.
If the Senator raises this matter on the Adjournment of the House, he will receive an answer to his inquiry.
We can discuss banking tomorrow.
The time is up now; Senator Ross may have to put down another motion.
I also wish to be associated with the tributes to Mr. Jack Tobin, former Clerk of the Seanad. He served as Clerk and Seanad returning officer for a long number of years. He was also appointed by the...
Senator Frances Fitzgerald has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: “That statements on unemployment be taken today.” Is the amendment being pressed?
Committee on European Affairs: Motions.
No. 3 will be taken with No. 2 for the purpose of the debate. Is that agreed? Agreed.
Before the Senator continues, it was agreed to take the two motions together.
Senator Boyle, without interruption.
The Minister of State, without interruption.
I do not want any official’s name mentioned.
This issue has been around since morning, and a number of people have spoken to senior officials. Senator Quinn raised it at a committee meeting this morning. I am proceeding with the motion.
I was going to move ahead, but there seems to be total agreement on No. 2 and the issue is with No. 3. My view is that there is a question mark over it. I accept that the Minister of State has said ...
I would like to deal with No. 2 first. Is No. 2 agreed?
Having read No. 3, I think we should suspend until the committee meets in relation to No. 2. I will come back to the House then. Is that agreed? Agreed.
I ask Senator O’Toole to clarify that was the decision of the House concerning the establishment of the Joint Committee on European Affairs.
Business of Seanad.
I call the Leader to move an amendment to the Order of Business.
Committee on European Affairs: Motion.
When is it proposed to sit again?