Seanad debates

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom: Motion

 

10:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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I move:

That the Order of the Seanad of 23rd February, 2017, relating to the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, be amended by the insertion after paragraph 1(g) of '1(h) Future of Europe,’.”

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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In terms of No. 1, I will add that I seek agreement that the report be adopted, laid before the Houses and printed. Can I get agreement on that?

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

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)
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I am not terribly in favour of a-----

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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Can we agree the matters first?

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)
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Before we are agreed, I am not terribly keen on a whole load of things going through without debate, particularly the motion regarding the eighth amendment. I would like to have a bit of discussion on it. I am a single voice but I just want to register a little protest.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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It creates a platform for the future. There will be loads of debate on it.

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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To help Senator Norris, it was debated yesterday at the CPP. It is a technical motion, as the Cathaoirleach has said.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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Its purpose is to establish the committee not to stymie debate.

Sitting suspended at 12.38 p.m. and resumed at 12.45 p.m.