Dáil debates

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

7:15 pm

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or today's Order of Business that statements on the allocation of home help hours will be taken tomorrow, 12 June 2019, after the conclusion of proceedings on Report and Final Stages of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018. This item will conclude after 87 minutes, if not previously concluded. The statements shall be confined to a single round by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties and groups or a Member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed five minutes each. Following the statements, each party or group in opposition will have six minutes in total for questions and answers with a five-minute response from a Minister or Minister of State. All Members may share time.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Is that agreed?

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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At what time tomorrow?

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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After the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018.

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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I missed the beginning.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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It was proposed to provide 87 minutes tomorrow for statements on home care and for questions and answers.

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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At what time?

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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How long is a piece of string? I do not know.

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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We need to know.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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It will begin after the legislation is dealt with.

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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We have Report Stage of two Bills. There are no amendments so they should be dealt with speedily. The statements will begin after that. I cannot give an exact time.

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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Will the Minister of State give a rough estimate? When do the Bills start?

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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It will be roughly 7.30 p.m.

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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The Bills start at 7.30 p.m.

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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No, the statements will begin at 7.30 p.m.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Is the Minister of State's proposal agreed? Agreed.