Business of Seanad

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 No. 7

First Page Previous Page Page of 12 Next Page Last Page

An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan Under the business ordered today, only five minutes remain before I will be obliged to call the Minister unless there is a change to the Order of Business to the effect that the Leader will allow the debate to be rolled over to another day. Five Members still are waiting to contribute.

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris Zoom on David P.B. Norris If possible, Members would welcome an opportunity to extend the debate to facilitate those who wish to speak.

An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan If it is willing to continue the debate on another day, such a proposal must come from the Government side.

Senator Dan Boyle: Information on Dan Boyle Zoom on Dan Boyle If the Minister of State is receptive, I ask that the House should return for a wider debate as many Members would like the opportunity to speak in more detail.

An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan Senator Boyle has proposed an amendment to the effect that the debate will run on until 2 p.m. and will be taken up on another day.

Senator Dan Boyle: Information on Dan Boyle Zoom on Dan Boyle I propose that the debate should continue until 2 p.m. and resume at some other time.

An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan Is that agreed?

Senator Maurice Cummins: Information on Maurice Cummins Zoom on Maurice Cummins Yes.

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Law Reform (Deputy Barry Andrews): Information on Barry Andrews Zoom on Barry Andrews Would continuing until 2.10 p.m. be of use to anyone?

An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan No, as it would take 40 minutes, plus the Minister of State’s time, to cater for those in the House who wish to speak on what was ordered. We would not have a hope of getting through all those.

Deputy Barry Andrews: Information on Barry Andrews Zoom on Barry Andrews Very well.

Senator Ivana Bacik: Information on Ivana Bacik Zoom on Ivana Bacik This shows the imperative of having this debate as so many Members are keen to contribute.

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris Zoom on David P.B. Norris Hear, hear.

Senator Ivana Bacik: Information on Ivana Bacik Zoom on Ivana Bacik I certainly would welcome an extension of the debate.

[440]An Cathaoirleach: Information on Pat Moylan Zoom on Pat Moylan The Deputy Leader has proposed that the debate should run until 2 p.m. before adjourning until another day. The debate will adjourn, rather than conclude, at 2 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.


Last Updated: 12/05/2015 16:07:22 First Page Previous Page Page of 12 Next Page Last Page