Seanad Éireann - Volume 116 - 22 July, 1987

Restrictive Practices (Amendment) Bill, 1987: Committee Stage.

An Cathaoirleach: Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 are drafting amendments and amendments Nos. 11 and 12 are consequential on amendments Nos. 5 and 7 which are similar. Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7, 11 and 12 will be discussed together.

Mr. McMahon: As there has been disruption in the Order of Business we do not have documentation or spokespeople here to deal with this Bill. Could the House give at least five or ten minutes to get matters in order? This has been thrust upon us without any agreement or discussion about times. I understand there was a discussion with the Whips but this is not what they agreed to. There has been an instant changing of the Order of Business.

An Cathaoirleach: Are you talking about ten minutes?

Mr. McMahon: Yes. I am not equipped to deal with the Bill. I do not have documentation because I was here for the earlier one. We have not our spokespeople here either.

Sitting suspended at 4.35 p.m. and resumed at 4.50 p.m.