December 13, 2022
Derek O’Brien, through a Point of Order, quoting Rule 29, asked for the listing of business to be done in the proper manner and asking for permission for the Opposition to participate in a debate after the Defence Minister’s reply
Sir, I have a point of order under Rule 29. And my both points of order are under the same rule, which is Rule 29. About seven minutes ago, that is, at about 11.13 a.m., we received this. We received the Supplementary List of Business. It relates to Rule 29 stating that the Defence Minister will make a statement at 2 p.m. Now, you told us that it is 12.30 p.m. Then the Supplementary Business is incorrect. So,
first, we need to correct that. Secondly, a statement may be made but it is very clear that the issue is of grave concern. We are all with the Army and the soldiers but please allow the Opposition to be a part of this discussion after the statement. Statement can come; we will listen. No one wants to disrupt. The statement will come; we will listen to the Defence Minister; and, then we wish to participate. That is all.