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Barrett, Seán

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Please allow the Minister to respond to the debate.More Button

There is no restriction on anybody.More Button

I ask the Minister to reply.More Button

I ask the Minister to proceed.More Button

Please allow the Minister to continue, without interruption.More Button

Deputy Michael Lowry has indicated that he wishes to speak.More Button

He has indicated to me that he wishes to do so.More Button

This is Committee Stage and the Minister is entitled as the Deputy is to speak.More Button

Please, Deputy. This is Committee Stage and Members are entitled to come in and out. That is the rule of the House and it applies to the Minister as well as to every other Member. If the Ministe...More Button

As the Deputy is a Whip, he is entitled to call a vote through the lobby.More Button

I am now required to put the following question in accordance with an order of the Dáil of this day: "That the amendments set down by the Minister for Social Protection and not disposed of are here...More Button

No.More Button

  The Dáil divided by electronic means.More Button

Under Standing Order 69, Deputy Ó Fearghaíl is entitled to call a vote through the lobby.More Button

Business of Dáil

The Dáil suspended him, not me.More Button

The only thing I can say is that for as long as I have been here, and long before me, if a Member is suspended he or she is suspended from the House and he or she is not entitled to be in the Chamb...More Button