Health Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages

I am obliged to inform the House that Committee and Remaining Stages must conclude by 3.42 p.m.


Question proposed: "That section 1 stand part of the Bill."

I do not intend to present any amendments. I apologise for missing the opening part of the Minister of State's contribution at the end of Second Stage. I was at a well attended safeTALK training session sponsored by the all-party group on mental health which is taking place in the AV room. Unfortunately, I cannot cover two sites at once, although I am working on it.

The Bill will proceed without opposition from me and other Sinn Féin Deputies. I note the final point the Minister of State made on Second Stage. I look forward within the timeframes she suggested to seeing some significant progress, preferably in the manner described in my contribution on Second Stage rather than that which has been signalled. I leave my case with the Minister of State and her colleagues to see what may happen.

Question put and agreed to.
Sections 2 to 6, inclusive, agreed to.

Amendment No. 1 in the name of Deputy Kelleher has been ruled of order as it is declaratory.

Section 7 agreed to.
Title agreed to.
Bill reported without amendments and received for final consideration.
Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."

I thank Deputies for participating in the debate and my officials for the work they did in preparing the legislation.

Question put and agreed to.