I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2013: Order for Second Stage
The Health Insurance Authority, HIA, is due to publish a detailed analysis of the health insurance market on 18 December. Would it not be more appropriate to debate the Bill when the HIA has issued its report, which will contain detailed information on the health insurance market and the difficulties relating to same?
I have given the Deputy some latitude but I do not intend to continue in that vein.
If the Deputy sits down, I will address that matter during the course of my Second Stage speech.
I could oppose the Order for Second Stage.
By all means.
The Deputy has that right.
This is a democracy.
Is it agreed that Second Stage be taken now?
It is not agreed.
As the Opposition has conceded, we will proceed to Second Stage.
We were defeated; we did not concede.
We will not go that far. Perhaps "vanquished" would be a better word to describe it.