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Another glaring omission in the article was the failure to acknowledge that the Leas-Chathaoirleach cannot vote. I understand a journalist telephoned to ask why the Leas-Chathaoirleach had missed so many votes, clearly unaware that he cannot vote when he is in the Chair. Notwithstanding these glaring omissions, however, we cannot argue with the figures.
Senators Lorraine Higgins, Catherine Noone and Terry Brennan called for the retention of the lower VAT rate for the hospitality sector. The decrease from 13.5% to 9% has undoubtedly been very successful in recent years. I understand, however, that the annual cost to the Exchequer of the reduction is more than €350 million. Any decision must be made in that context. We will have to wait and see what is done in this regard in the budget.
Senator Mark Daly called for a debate on the Irish diaspora. I will try to arrange it in due course.
Senator Ned O'Sullivan referred to claims regarding the cost of running the Seanad. As I said previously, the report of the Oireachtas Commission on the outturn for 2013 and the Estimate for 2014 was circulated to all Members. It showed a direct cost for the wages and expenses of Members and staff of €8.8 million. After that, it is very difficult to see how further costs could amount to the figures that have been indicated. The report contains the facts as presented to us prior to the summer recess.
Senator Eamonn Coghlan referred to possible difficulties for people in voting in the forthcoming referendum, specifically a potential confusion whereby a "Yes" vote might be misunderstood as a vote for the retention of this House. It is very important that people inform themselves.