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Pattison, Séamus

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 Nbr. 6


Leaders' Questions.

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Strategic Management Initiative.

A question, please.More Button

The Deputy will note the question relates specifically to the Taoiseach's Department.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - National Archives.

Deputy, you are well outside the scope of this question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - EU Summits.

As Deputies are aware, a number of questions to the Taoiseach on the summit were ruled out of order because they anticipated yesterday's statements and questions to the Taoiseach. These two questio...More Button

The first part of that question was dealt with in the statements yesterday.More Button

We have gone well beyond the scope of the questions.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Accounting System.

This question refers specifically to the Taoiseach's Department.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Facilities.

The question is very specific about car parking spaces in the Department of the Taoiseach.More Button

I will have to ask you to resume your seat, Deputy, if you do not deal specifically with the question which you asked. You are going too far outside it.More Button

That does not arise out of this question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Oireachtas Reform.

A number of Deputies have supplementary questions.More Button

A question please.More Button

That was dealt with yesterday.More Button

It is the Minister of State, Deputy Hanafin, to whom you are addressing the question. She is taking these questions.More Button

There are a number of Deputies offering and we have already gone well over 45 minutes. No, I will have to call the Minister of State. I am sorry about that, Deputy Stagg.More Button

The question was dealt with yesterday.More Button

Allow the Minister of State to speak.More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31 dealing with two different issues. I propose to deal with these separately and I will call...More Button

In regard to the first topic, I received notice from Deputy Connaughton and I call on him to state the matter.More Button

The matter is not in order under Standing Order 31. In regard to the second topic, I call Deputy Sargent.More Button

The matter is not in order under Standing Order 31.More Button

Order of Business.

There are six proposals to put to the House. Are the times for today's sitting agreed to?More Button

That comes under the third proposal.More Button

It would be more appropriate to debate the matter when No. 26 comes before the House.More Button

The Deputy can discuss the content of the Bill when it comes before the House.More Button

A discussion of the content of the Bill would be more appropriate to No. 26 on the Order Paper.More Button

I repeat the instruction issued to Deputies Kenny and Rabbitte. We cannot discuss the content of the Bill now, Deputy.More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 18, 18a, and 18b without debate agreed?More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with No. 26 agreed?More Button

Yes.More Button

The Deputy has already made the case.More Button

As the Deputy knows, we debated this issue this morning. The Deputy is being repetitive.More Button

The Deputy is being repetitive. The matter was discussed this morning.More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with No. a1 agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal in relation to the taking of Question Time today agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal that the Dáil, on its rising t...More Button

That does not arise on the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy is not in order.More Button

To what Bill is the Deputy referring?More Button

The Deputy cannot discuss the contents of the Bill.More Button

Does the Deputy have a question on legislation that was not answered yesterday?More Button

That does not arise at this stage.More Button

I thank Deputies for their good wishes. I wish everybody a very happy Christmas. I would like to thank colleagues for their co-operation and to thank the officials, the Clerk, the Assistant Clerk a...More Button

Putting on another professional hat, I wish to say that during the recess Members should take a break. Members work hard in here and it is important that they take some time to relax and enjoy them...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Housing Policy: Motion.

That is agreed.More Button

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [ Seanad ] : Committee and Remaining Stages.

I understand section 1 is opposed.More Button

That is not a point of order. What is the point of order?More Button

That matter was decided this morning. I call Deputy Gilmore on a point of order.More Button

That matter was decided this morning on the Order of Business. I call Deputy Gilmore.More Button

No, Deputy, because it is not a point of order.More Button

You are challenging a decision of this House this morning, Deputy. I call Deputy Gilmore.More Button

Minister, please allow Deputy Gilmore to make his point of order.More Button

Deputy Allen, I ask you to resume your seat.More Button

Deputy, the decision was made by the House this morning.More Button

I ask Members of the House to at least show respect to Deputy Gilmore and allow him make his point of order.More Button

Deputy Stagg, I ask you to resume your seat. Your colleague is on his feet.More Button

Deputy Stagg, resume your seat and allow your colleague make his point of order.More Button

Deputy Gilmore, that is not a point of order. You are challenging a decision of the House this morning.More Button

Sorry, Minister, I ask you to allow—More Button

I call Deputy Cuffe. Deputy Gilmore has raised his point of order.More Button

Sorry, Deputy, you have made your point and the Chair has ruled on it. You are challenging an order of this House this morning. I call Deputy Cuffe.More Button

The Deputies are continuing to waste the remaining four minutes. I have called Deputy Cuffe on a point of order.More Button

Deputy Rabbitte, I ask you to resume your seat. Deputy Cuffe has been called on a point of order.More Button

(Interruptions).More Button

Deputies should be allowed make their points of order. I call Deputy Cuffe on a point of order.More Button

Deputy Rabbitte, I ask you to resume your seat.More Button

Deputy, as I have said in this House previously, this is a national Parliament. It is not a créche. I ask you to resume your seat and allow Deputy Cuffe to make his point of order.More Button

It is a matter for the courts to decide on its constitutionality. I call Deputy Cuffe.More Button

I will hear Deputy Kenny after Deputy Cuffe.More Button

As the Deputy is aware, only the courts can decide whether legislation is constitutional. I call Deputy Cuffe.More Button

(Interruptions).More Button

I ask Members to show respect for the Parliament and for their colleague, Deputy Cuffe.More Button

The party leader will be called after Deputy Cuffe, that is if the House wants to allow any Member to make a point without interruption.More Button

That is not a point of order. I call Deputy Kenny.More Button

Allow Deputy Kenny make his point.More Button

It was ruled out of order under long-standing rulings of the Chair.More Button

If the Deputy wishes to come to my office, I have no difficulty—More Button

The Chair considered the issue very carefully when the amendment was put down, went back through the records and is quite satisfied that the Chair was in order. I call Deputy Kenny.More Button

The Chair has no control over that matter.More Button

I am now going to put the question.More Button

As it is now 3 p.m. I am required to put the following question in accordance with the order of the Dáil of this day: “That in respect of each of the sections not disposed of the section is ...More Button

We will take this vote in the traditional manner.More Button

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Question declared carried.More Button

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage.

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [ Seanad ] : Committee and Remaining Stages.

Amendment No. 2 is related and the two amendments may be taken together by agreement.More Button

Amendment No. 5 is an alternative to amendment No. 4 so amendments Nos. 4 and 5 may be discussed together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

In accordance with the order of the Dáil of this day, I am required to put the following question: “That in respect of each of the sections undisposed of, the sections are hereby agreed to, ...More Button

Message from Seanad.

Seanad Éireann has passed the National Development Finance Agency Bill, 2002, without amendment, and the Social Welfare, Bill, 2002, without amendment.More Button