Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed)
If I could be indulged with a small bit of leniency for a moment, we all made contributions - some were far more lengthy than others - but at no stage did we get an opportunity to hear the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Shane Ross, reply to the numerous points and questions put to him. Can the Leas-Cheann Comhairle give us the benefit of his guidance in respect of at what stage, under Standing Orders, will the Minister have an opportunity to outline his replies? I feel I made some valid points and contributions and raised some valid questions and I would like to hear his reply.
I can only speak on my own behalf. I made valid points throughout the debate, and it is only right, fair and proper that the Minister should be given the opportunity to reply. He has listened for long enough to what others had to say.
The Deputies who are complaining are all from the same group. I can make two recommendations to the House. I sat through all of this, and I am sure the Minister would appreciate an opportunity to respond. There will be no further debate, and if the House agrees I will give the Minister ten minutes to respond to a number of the issues.
Bobby Aylward, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, James Browne, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Seán Canney, Pat Casey, Shane Cassells, Jack Chambers, Michael Collins, John Curran, Stephen Donnelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Seán Fleming, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Billy Kelleher, John Lahart, James Lawless, Marc MacSharry, Micheál Martin, Charlie McConalogue, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eugene Murphy, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Éamon Ó Cuív, Eamon Scanlon, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, Robert Troy.
Gerry Adams, John Brady, Colm Brophy, Tommy Broughan, Richard Bruton, Pat Buckley, Joan Burton, Catherine Byrne, Joe Carey, Catherine Connolly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, David Cullinane, Michael D'Arcy, Pat Deering, Pearse Doherty, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Martin Ferris, Charles Flanagan, Kathleen Funchion, John Halligan, Simon Harris, Séamus Healy, Martin Heydon, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Gino Kenny, Martin Kenny, Josepha Madigan, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Denise Mitchell, Kevin Moran, Imelda Munster, Eoghan Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Michael Noonan, Jonathan O'Brien, Kate O'Connell, Patrick O'Donovan, Louise O'Reilly, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, John Paul Phelan, Maurice Quinlivan, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, Seán Sherlock, Brian Stanley, David Stanton, Katherine Zappone.
As fewer than ten Members have risen I declare the question carried. In accordance with Standing Order 72 the names of the Deputies dissenting will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Dáil.