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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas 15 - 19 July 2013

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Last updated Thursday 18 July 2013 at  12.02


Monday 15 July 2013


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.

Order of Business

3.45 p.m.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – Second Stage
(Department of Health) 

Matters on the Adjournment


Tuesday 16 July 2013


Dáil Éireann

1.00 p.m.

Statements on Report on Promoting a Sustainable Future for the Post Office Network (to conclude within 45 minutes)

2.00 p.m.

Questions (Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

3.15 p.m.

Leaders Questions

3.36 p.m.

Questions (Taoiseach)

4.36 p.m.

Order of Business

Topical Issues  

Motion re:  Fight Against Fraud (referral to committee) (without debate)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Motion re:  Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) (referral to committee) (without debate)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Motion re Committee Stage of the Legal Services Bill (without Debate)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Health (Amendment) Bill 2013 (Seanad) - Committee and Remaining Stages (to conclude at 10pm if not previously concluded)
(Department of Health)

Construction Contracts Bill 2010 (Seanad)  - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (to conclude at 11.00pm if not previously concluded)
(Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

7.30 p.m.

Private Members Business -  Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2013 (Technical Group)

Afternoon business continued

11.00 p.m

Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business

Motion regarding the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Fight against Fraud to the Union's Financial Interests by means of Criminal Law – Referral to Committee without debate

Motion regarding Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) - Referral to Committee without debate
(Department of Justice and Equality)

11.45 a.m.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – Second Stage (resumed)
(Department of Health)

4.00 p.m.

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013 – Report Stage 

6.00 p.m.

Prison Development (Confirmation of Resolutions) Bill 2013 – All Stages
(Minister for Justice and Equality)

7.00 p.m.

Matters on the Adjournment


Committee Meetings

Agriculture, Food and the Marine CR3, LH 2000 2 p.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) The proposed Code of Conduct for the grocery goods sector;
(ii) Pricing and impact on primary and secondary suppliers;
(iii) Support for local produce; and
(iv) Labelling,   (resumed) [Representatives from The Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency]

Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals: Schedule B: COM(2012)147; COM(2012)403, COM(2012)456; COM(2012)463 and COM(2013)131; COM(2013)134; COM(2013)239
(ii) Engagement with Mr. Conor Newman, Chairperson Designate, The Heritage Council

European Union Affairs CR1, LH 2000 3 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Democratic legitimacy and accountability in the EU (Resumed) [Mr. David Kitching, Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies]

Health and Children CR2, LH 2000 5.30 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Cochlear Ear Implants [ Happy New Ear Campaign]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) Departmental Six-Monthly EU Scrutiny Report (July 2012 to December 2012) and (ii) Irish Presidency Priorities - Review of progress made [Mr. John Murphy,Secretary General, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 6 p.m. AGENDA: Private Meeting 


Wednesday 17 July 2013


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Leaders Questions

10.51 a.m.

Order of Business

Thirty Third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013
- Committee and Remaining Stages (to conclude within 1  hour)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Statement for Information of Voters (without Debate)

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 (Seanad)  - Committee and Remaining Stages (to conclude at 5.30pm if not previously concluded)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Child and Family Agency Bill 2013  - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (to adjourn at 7.30pm if not previously concluded)
(Department of Children and Youth Affairs)

1.30 p.m.

SOS

2.30 p.m.

Questions (Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources)    

Morning Business Continued

7.30 p.m.

Private Members Business -  Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2013 (Technical Group)

9.15 p.m.

Motion on the European Presidency Programme (Lithuania) (to conclude within 1 hour 15 mins)
(Department of Foreign Affairs)

10.30 p.m.

Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business

11.45 a.m.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – Committee Stage
(Department of Health)

4.30 p.m.

Private Members Business –  (Labour Senators)

6.30 p.m.

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2012 – Committee and Remaining Stages
(Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform)
    
7.00 p.m.

Thirty Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013
– Report Stage    
(Department of the Taoiseach)

10.00 p.m.

Matters on the Adjournment


Committee Meetings 

Dáil Reform (Sub-Committee) Room 2 Leinster House 5 p.m. AGENDA: Private Meeting

Education and Social Protection CR3, LH 2000 1 p.m. (T) AGENDA:
2014 Pre-Budget Briefing [Minister for Education and Skills; Minister for Training and Skills; and Officials from the Department of Education and Skills]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform CR1, LH 2000 2.00 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Review of the Insolvency Service of Ireland [Mr. Lorcan O’Connor, Director, Insolvency Service of Ireland]       

Foreign Affairs and Trade CR1, LH 2000 5 p.m. (T) AGENDA: (i) Achievement of Presidency objectives;
(ii) Foreign Affairs Council in 2nd quarter 2013; and
(iii) Objectives for Membership of the Human Rights Council.[Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade]
(iv) Recommendations from the recent AWEPA conference

Health and Children CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. (T) AGENDA: Young people in detention and related matters [Ms Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children ]
 
Justice, Defence and Equality
1. CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T)(S) AGENDA:
Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 [Minister for Justice and Equality]
2. CR2, LH 2000 2 p.m. (T) AGENDA:
Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals:
(i) Motion re:
COM(2012)363;  Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law; and
(ii) Motion re: COM(2013)173 - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA
Both the above are subject to referral
[Minister for Justice and Equality]; and
(iii) Schedule A: COM(2013)452; and
Schedule B: COM(2013)95; COM(2013)197; COM(2013)338; COM(2013)413; COM(2013)441

Transport and Communications CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: Review of the National Roads Programme [Mr Fred Barry, Chief Executive, National Roads Authority

Thursday 18 July 2013


Dáil Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Leaders Questions

10.51 a.m.

Order of Business

Motion re Statement of Estimates of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission 2014 (without Debate)

Motion re:  Fight Against Fraud (back from committee) (without debate) (Department of Justice and Equality)

Motion re:  Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) (back from committee) (without debate)
(Department of Justice and Equality)

Motion re PQ Rota change Departments of Justice and Equality and Children and Youth Affairs (without Debate)

Motion re Proposed Deployment of Members of the Permanent Defence Force to UNDOF (to conclude within 40 minutes (Department of Defence)

Motion re: Motor Vehicle Gapping Regs (without debate)

Motion re Committee Changes (Fianna Fáil) (without debate)

Electoral Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013 - Committee and Remaining Stages(to conclude within 2 hours 30 minutes)
(Department of the Environment Community and Local Government)

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013 - (Department of Justice and Equality) (Amendments from the Seanad) (to conclude within 1 hour)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2012  - (to conclude within 2 hours If not previously concluded)
(Department of the Environment Community and Local Government)

Statements on Report of the Constitutional Convention (to adjourn within 2 hours if not previously concluded)
(Department of the Environment Community and Local Government)

7.00 p.m.

Topical Issues  

7.48 p.m.

Questions (Minister for Defence)

9.00 p.m.

Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business

Motion regarding the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Fight against Fraud to the Union's Financial Interests by means of Criminal Law – back from Committee without debate

Motion regarding Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) – back from Committee without debate
(Department of Justice and Equality)

11.45 a.m.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013– Committee Stage
(Department of Health)

2.15 p.m.

Health (Amendment) Bill 2013 - Report Stage (Amendments from Dáil Éireann)
(Department of Health)

3.00 p.m.

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 – Report Stage (Amendments from Dail Éireann)

4.00 p.m.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – Committee Stage
(Department of Health)

Matters on the Adjournment


Committee Meetings 

Agriculture, Food and the Marine Room 2 (off the Main Hall, Leinster House) 9.30 a.m. AGENDA: Update on achievements on the Common Agriculture and Common Fishery Policies under the Irish Presidency [Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine]

Health and Children CR2, LH 2000 9.30 a.m. (T) AGENDA: Update on Childrens and Youth Issues [Minister for Children and Youth Affairs]

Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m. (T) AGENDA: 10 a.m. – (i) Business of the Committee; (ii) 2011 Appropriation Accounts: Vote 15: Valuation Office [Mr. John O'Sullivan, Chief Executive and Commissioner of Valuation, Valuation Office];
12 noon – (iii) 2011 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Chapter 24: Supplementary Welfare Allowance [Secretary General, Department of Social Protection]

Public Service Oversight and Petitions CR3, LH 2000 10 a.m. (T) AGENDA: Public Petition No. P00027/12 regarding perceived shortcomings in the Employment Appeals Tribunal process. [Mr John O’Sullivan (Petitioner); representatives of Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), MANDATE, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and officials from the Departments of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and of Social Protection]

Transport and Communications CR3, LH 2000 2.30 p.m. (T) AGENDA: CIE Group financial situation [Ms Vivienne Jupp, Chairperson, CIE Group; and representatives from Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus]


Friday 19 July 2013


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.

Order of Business

11.45 a.m.

Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013  – Committee Stage
(Department of Public Expenditure and Reform)

1.45 p.m.

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013 – All Stages

Motion for the Early Signature of the Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013 – without debate
(Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government)   


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Health (Amendment) Bill 2013 (Seanad)
Construction Contracts Bill 2010 (Seanad)

Dáil Wednesday
Thirty Third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013
Courts and Civil Law (Miscelllaneous Provisions) Bill 2013
Child and Family Agency Bill 2013

Dáil Thursday
Electoral Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013
Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2012


Seanad

Seanad Monday
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

Seanad Tuesday
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013
Prison Development (Confirmation of Resolutions) Bill 2013

Seanad Wednesday
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013
Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2012
Thirty Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013

Seanad Thursday
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013
Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 
Health (Amendment) Bill 2013

Seanad Friday
Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Bill 2013
Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013

Committees

Committees Tuesday

Committees Wednesday
Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011

Committees Thursday


Report Stage Business planned for Scheduling in Dáil Éireann

** Week beginning 22 July 2013

No Bills Scheduled

** Week beginning 29 July 2013

No Bills Scheduled


PROVISIONAL LISTING OF BILLS FOR DÁIL SELECT COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION

** Week commencing 22 July 2013

No Bills Scheduled

** Week commencing 29 July 2013

No Bills Scheduled


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Please Note re Committee Meetings
All Committees listed are Joint Committees except when marked with an (S) = Select, or Public Accounts which is a Dáil Standing Committee.


(T) = To be televised; (S) = Select; (M) = Multi-media presentation; (V) = Video Conferencing


REPORT LAUNCHES:
 
1. Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine "Review of Commonage Lands and Framework Management Plans"
Audio Visual Room, LH2000 on Wednesday 17 July at 10.45 a.m.
 
2. Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht " Registration on the Title of Architect"
Audio Visual Room, LH 2000 on Wednesday 17 July at 11.45 a.m.
 
3. Joint Committee on Transport and Communications "Addressing the growth of Social Media and tackling Cyberbullying"
Audio Visual Room, LH 2000 on Thursday 18 July at 11.30 a.m.