Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Select Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform

Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Committee Stage

7:55 pm

Photo of Ciarán LynchCiarán Lynch (Cork South Central, Labour) | Oireachtas source

It is a bit like "Countdown" at 3.30 p.m. on Channel Four. I get the advice and then I talk about proper English. It is not a conjunctive clause. It does not have two commas so the Minister can only engage in this with the permission of the House and cannot do it at his or her own instigation. If the Deputy reads it as a conjunctive clause, it will say that the Minister can do it on his or her own, but it is not a conjunctive clause. I will give credit to somebody else sitting beside me, as that is not my own wisdom, but if that job on "Countdown" comes up, I will put in an application.


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