Seanad debates

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Technological Universities Bill 2015: Committee Stage

 

10:30 am

Photo of Alice Mary HigginsAlice Mary Higgins (Independent) | Oireachtas source

This is fundamental. We are setting a potentially dangerous precedent. The Chair has mentioned subject matter, and that an amendment that has been rejected may not be brought back. However, in the first sentence the Chair made it clear that amendments must arise out of the discussion on Committee Stage. If we discuss things on Committee Stage, we absolutely have the prerogative to put forward amendments. Discussions on Committee Stage, by their nature, will be discussions on subject matter brought up by amendments proposed on Committee Stage. Of course we have the right to put forward amendments on Report Stage that arise from the discussion on a Committee Stage-----

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