asked the Minister for Local Government the number of staff directly employed on the administration of the B scale differential rent.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Administration of Differential Rent Scheme.
This information is not available in my Department.
In view of interruptions by Deputy Crowley I could not hear the Minister's reply. Will the Minister repeat it please?
I have given the answer but Deputy Murphy would not let Deputy Cluskey hear it.
I am asking the Ceann Comhairle, in view of the interruptions by Deputy Crowley, would it be possible for the Minister to repeat the reply?
It is a matter for the Minister whether he wishes to give the reply again or not.
I do not.
Surely if there was order I would have been in a position to hear the reply.
The Deputy did not hear the reply. He has a right to hear the reply.
The Chair was endeavouring to keep order but nobody was paying attention. I cannot see how the Chair can take the blame at this stage.
I agree with the Ceann Comhairle. It was not my fault if the Chair was not successful. I asked a question and because of interruptions by Deputies who were not involved in the matter I could not hear the answer.
It was Deputy Murphy who was interrupting.
I could not hear because of the interruptions.
There is nothing the Chair can do about it. If the Minister does not wish to give the reply again there is nothing I can do.
Surely the Chair could request the Minister to read it again?
The Minister is refusing to read it again.