Can the Deputy Leader explain the reason we have not had a specific debate on the impact of the education cuts? We talk about the relevance of Seanad Éireann but the absence of a debate is diminishing our role and responsibility in the eyes of the people. I accept that the Deputy Leader and his colleagues may be running scared. Perhaps that is why he is hoping to be elected to serve in Europe.
On behalf of the parents and young people who are being seriously affected by these cuts, I ask the Deputy Leader to facilitate a debate on education with the relevant Minister.