It is proposed to take Business in the following order: Nos. 12, 13, 14 and 15, 6 and 16.
Order of Business.
Has the Taoiseach any further information with regard to the business to be done before the adjournment?
(Cavan): Very little, I would say.
I have a fairly comprehensive list of Bills here and I will refer to just some of them.
It does not include the general election, does it?
The Finance Bill, the Decimal Currency Bill, the Social Welfare Bill giving effect to budgetary increases, the Sea Fisheries Bill, the Horse Industry Bill, the Tourist Traffic Bill, the Housing Bill, the Higher Education Bill, the Administration of Justice Bill dealing with the difficulty about bail, and there will also be some Estimates which it would be desirable, I think, to take before the Recess.
Some of these Bills are more urgent than others.
They are. I have not given them in order of urgency, by any means; I will supply the Whips of both Opposition parties with a comprehensive list because it will be necessary, I think, for us to come to some arrangement about longer sittings.
Will we sit next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday?
Wednesday and Thursday.
It is not usual to sit on Tuesday when there is a bank holiday on Monday.
We sat on 6th January one year to pass the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Area Agreement.
I admire the Taoiseach's discretion in not including the Central Bank Bill.
I have it on the list.
But the Taoiseach did not read it out.
I read only some of the Bills I have on the list and I told the Deputy's leader I would give him a copy of the list for his information. The Deputy can then study it and peruse the Central Bank Bill.
I want to be fair to the Taoiseach. If this Bill comes up for discussion the House will not adjourn until the middle of August.
We can go on to September.
(Cavan): Could the Taoiseach say when he hopes to adjourn?
I would hope to adjourn at the end of June. I know that is not possible, but I would have same hopes of adjourning by mid-July and, if that is not possible, I am prepared to carry on.
With your permission, Sir, I propose to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of Question No. 6 on the Order Paper of 16th April. It deals with illegal squatters in Dublin Corporation dwellings.
The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.