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Seanad debates

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Litter Pollution (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage

 

10:30 am

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail)
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I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Litter Pollution Act 1997 to provide for increased fines where a person is convicted of an offence under that Act; and to provide for related matters.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail)
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Next Tuesday.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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Is that agreed? Agreed.

Photo of Gerard CraughwellGerard Craughwell (Independent)
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The Senator will be here on his own.

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail)
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I will get much more business done.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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As a formality, to enlighten Senators, the House has not yet agreed that we will not sit next week. It is the final matter this evening. The Senator may be surprised.

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail)
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Senators should be careful what they wish for.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 18 April 2017.