Before calling Senator Glynn I welcome Councillor Paddy Smith from Cavan to the Visitors Gallery.
Business of Seanad.
I propose the suspension of the House until 12.20 p.m.
The business was set for the day on the Order of Business.
It was only a short time ago.
When a Minister is unavailable, this is common practice. It is only a matter of minutes.
With due respect to the Government speaker, I do not accept it is common practice. When a Minister knows the schedule of this House, he should give it that respect.
If we do not have agreement I must put the question. Is the suspension agreed?