Seanad debates

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

7:55 pm

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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The Leader wishes to make an intervention.

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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It is almost 7.30 p.m. and we had agreed to adjourn at this stage. I propose we extend the time and that we conclude Committee Stage at 8.30 p.m. if not already concluded.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed?

Photo of Thomas ByrneThomas Byrne (Fianna Fail)
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Not agreed.

Question, "That the time for Committee Stage be extended until 8.30 p.m.", put and declared carried.

Photo of Thomas ByrneThomas Byrne (Fianna Fail)
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That is a different question to that put by the Leader.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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The Leader said he was extending the time until 8.30 p.m.

Photo of Thomas ByrneThomas Byrne (Fianna Fail)
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Okay, with no guillotine.

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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We will conclude no later than 8.30 p.m., if not already concluded.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed?

Photo of Thomas ByrneThomas Byrne (Fianna Fail)
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It is not agreed. We are not agreeing to any guillotine of this legislation. I am not trying to delay this. It is a point of principle. We may not need the time, but there should be no guillotine.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I already put the question to extend the time and it was carried.