Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Order of Business
Pat Rabbitte (Dublin South West, Labour)
If I am, I have every confidence the Ceann Comhairle will bring me back to the point. There are seven lists of amendments to the Bill and we were required to give notice of our amendments before Second Stage was finished. That is defended as an acceptable way of bringing legislation through the House. It is not acceptable. Frankly, it is shocking that having arranged a shadow sitting on Friday in which nobody could raise a question about anything, Government Members had left for home when a quorum was called.