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Barrett, Seán

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

Through the Chair.More Button

We would want to be careful here.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Would the Deputy put a question, please?More Button

A question, please.More Button

A question, please. We are over time.More Button

Deputy Martin should behave himself.More Button

Will the Deputy please resume his seat? I call on the Taoiseach to finish because we are over time.More Button

Order, please.More Button

Thank you.More Button

Settle down please.More Button

No one can hear anything. I ask Deputies to stop shouting.More Button

Thank you.More Button

I call Deputy Ross. Could we all settle down for a while and give Deputy Ross a chance?More Button

Thank you Deputy.More Button

If Deputies do not mind, I will look after the chairing of the session. When Deputy Ross is ready, he should put the question please.More Button

Thank you Deputy.More Button

Sorry, Deputies.More Button

Order of Business

There are four proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. and the motion for the General Financial Resolution be moved not later than 12 midnight a...More Button

Is the proposal that all divisions demanded on No. 19 be taken manually agreed? Agreed.More Button

The Bill is in the Seanad.More Button

What legislation are we discussing?More Button

A Deputy made apologies for you.More Button

It is in train at the moment.More Button

The Deputy should put down a question.More Button

A parliamentary question would suffice for that.More Button

Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I call Deputy Jerry Buttimer, who is sharing time with Deputies Gerald Nash, Simon Harris, Áine Collins, Jack Wall and Eamonn Maloney. The Deputies will have five minutes each.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Message from Select Sub-Committee

The Select Sub-Committee on Social Protection has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimate for Public Services for the year ending 31 December 2012 - Vote 37.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 1.05 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m. More Button

Budget Statement 2013

Before calling on the Minister, I understand there is a slight delay in the book being circulated but the speech is available. That will be circulated in due course.More Button

Thank you. We already have-----More Button

We already have explained.More Button

The Minister will proceed with his speech.More Button

Budget Statement 2013 (Continued)

Please proceed, Minister.More Button

I now call on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Brendan Howlin, to make his statement.More Button

Members should settle down please. I called on the Minister.More Button

I called on the Minister. Did Members not hear me?More Button

There is no point of order.More Button

What statement?More Button

It will be circulated.More Button

Will the Minister please proceed without interruption.More Button

Please allow the Minister to speak.More Button

Will Deputy Mattie McGrath please stay quiet? The public would prefer to hear the Minister rather than listening to Deputy McGrath shouting all the time.More Button

Can the comedians wait until the Minister has finished? Then you can have your play time.More Button

Spokespersons will have 60 minutes each. It is for the main parties to decide how to share their time.More Button

I ask Deputies to be fair to the spokespersons. If they wish to have discussions, they should do so outside the Chamber. Please show some regard for other people.More Button

We now move on to time allocated to the Technical Group. Time is being shared among Deputies Richard Boyd Barrett, Stephen Donnelly, Thomas Pringle, Clare Daly, who will have four minutes, and Mic...More Button

The Deputy may not display any such items in the Chamber.More Button

The Deputy's time is up and he is taking time from his colleague.More Button

Five minutes remain.More Button

Allocation of Time: Motion

I call on the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Paul Kehoe, to move a motion in respect of the arrangements for dealing with the financial resolutions.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax

That is correct. I meant to mention we are discussing this in committee of the whole Dáil.More Button

I will come back to Deputy Martin.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

I remind Deputies that there are only five minutes left in this slot.More Button

I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.More Button

There are three minutes left.More Button

Do not blame me now. Twenty minutes have been agreed for this group of things, after which I am obliged to put the question. I am calling Deputy Boyd Barrett. I took people strictly in the way t...More Button

No. I cannot do anything about this. The motion has been agreed and was discussed by the Whips. It is not my business. Deputy Boyd Barrett, please proceed.More Button

Deputy Higgins. One minute.More Button

Listen Deputy, please do not start blaming me. I am not-----More Button

Will the Deputy please resume her seat?More Button

What is your point of order?More Button

Deputy, I told you-----More Button

Deputy Naughten was the one who first indicated to me and then the two spokespersons-----More Button

-----and then I went in accordance with the-----More Button

Anyway, the time is nearly up.More Button

I am not trying to exclude you. Do not be ridiculous. I call Deputy Higgins.More Button

Why did the Whips agree on such 20 minute periods if this is such an important issue? I did not agree it.More Button

This is going to go on all night. Will the Deputy please proceed? I am doing my job here and I will not be taking abuse from people. I do not favour anyone here.More Button

Thank you, Deputy, we are over time.More Button

As it is now 7.42 p.m.-----More Button

I am sorry Taoiseach, but I cannot even allow your reply as the 20 minutes is up. As it now is 7.42 p.m. and the time allocated for debate has expired, I must put the question, "That Financia...More Button

Business of Dáil

There is a precedent.More Button

The Fianna Fáil Party Whip agreed to the grouping.More Button

Deputies should not get excited about this as it was agreed at the Whips' meeting. The House has 45 minutes to discuss the next group of three resolutions on VRT, VAT and excise, respectively.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 5: Excise (Continued)

As there is no provision in the order for a reply to the debate, is it agreed that the Taoiseach will have two minutes to reply?More Button

Therefore, I will call the Taoiseach at 8.48 p.m.More Button

It is not agreed.More Button

Members must speak through the Chair, please.More Button

Will Deputies please speak through the Chair? If the Deputy wants to speak I will call him later.More Button

Will Deputies please assist the Chair? There is a limited amount of time.More Button

I have five or six other speakers offering and there are about 18 minutes left. Would Deputies please co-operate with the Chair? Thank you.More Button

Deputy, would you ignore the comments and speak through the Chair please?More Button

I ask Members to be conscious of the time, please.More Button

As it now is 8.50 p.m. and the time allocated for debate has expired, I must put the question, "That Financial Resolutions Nos. 3, 4 and 5 be agreed to".More Button

Financial Resolution No. 14: Capital Acquisitions Tax (Continued)

Deputy, please.More Button

I ask Deputy Humphreys to proceed, please.More Button

Will Deputy Humphreys please proceed without interruption?More Button

Would the Deputies mind speaking through the Chair? Will they please settle down? Other Members wish to speak.More Button

I am in the Chair now and I do not know what went on before I arrived. I am present now and I will make certain that people have the right to speak.More Button

I will not ask the Deputy again. I am serious. I am cutting this out. People are entitled to have their say and others are waiting to speak. Deputy Spring, please proceed without interruption.More Button

On the motion, please.More Button

Will the Deputy please speak on the motions before the House? That is what the debate is about.More Button

Excuse me. Will Deputies please allow Deputy Higgins-----More Button

Deputy Martin, will you please respect the Chair?More Button

Will Deputy Higgins please proceed and speak on the motions before the House?More Button

Deputies, please.More Button

What is your point of order?More Button

No. Will the Deputy please resume his seat? I will look after the Chair if he will just stay quiet and allow me to get on with business.More Button

I remind Deputy Higgins again to speak on the motions and to have respect for other Deputies who are waiting to contribute. This debate will conclude at 10.48 p.m.More Button

Deputy Higgins should please speak on the motions before the House, not make a Second Stage speech.More Button

Has Deputy Higgins finished his contribution? I want to call on Deputy Donohoe.More Button

I will not ask the Deputy a second time. Please stick to the financial resolutions. There are three other speakers.More Button

Please.More Button

Deputy Donohoe should please speak through the Chair.More Button

If the Deputy addresses the Chair, it will cut out the aggro.More Button

I ask Members to be quiet, please.More Button

No. Deputy Nulty was on the list before Deputy Martin. Deputy Martin was not on the list.More Button

I put Deputy Martin on the list. If we can get on with the debate, I will call Deputy Martin.More Button

Will the Deputy please stick to the financial resolutions?More Button

Would you ever mind your own business, please?More Button

Thank you, Deputy Nulty.More Button

We are not having a general discussion.More Button

The Deputy can speak on that tomorrow in the general debate.More Button

Sorry, Deputy. I would appreciate it if you would just make your contribution.More Button

Perhaps Deputy Martin might speak to the financial resolution.More Button

Please, Deputy. We are on-----More Button

Would Members have some respect for the Chamber? We are still in session. As it is now 10.50 p.m. I am required to put the following question: "That Financial Resolutions Nos. 10 to 14, incl...More Button