Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Bill 2018: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move:

That, pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Bill 2018 on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to him.

Do we get a chance to speak to the motion?

No. It is now done. I might indulge the Senator for 30 seconds, but I am not supposed to do so.

If the Acting Chairman is not supposed to do so, I would rather not. I like to stick to the rules. I had a great speech organised.

Senator Devine indicated that she wanted to speak.

I did not see her indicate.

She did so at the end of the debate on the Bill.

There was no opportunity at the end. There was an opportunity before the end. However, once the end is reached, that is it.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 12.45 p.m. and resumed at 1 p.m.