Thursday, 20 January 2011
Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Bill 2010 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)
Michael D Higgins (Galway West, Labour)
I thank the Acting Chairman.
I wish first to put a question of an administrative nature to the Minister, Deputy Ryan, regarding whether he has permission from the Cabinet to accept amendments to this legislation. The issue of whether he has such permission has an impact in the context of whether Second Stage will be agreed. The Labour Party's spokesperson, Deputy McManus, has already indicated her position in respect of Second Stage and stated we will be tabling amendments on Committee Stage. It is important, therefore, that we should be aware of whether the Minister is open to accepting such amendments.