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Arrangements for Business and Business Schedule for Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 June 2016
(As agreed at its meeting on 15 June 2016)


Deputy Clare Daly (Rapporteur):


Announcement of Business for the Week:


Today’s Government business shall be Pre European Council Statements and the Revised Estimates for the Department of Justice and Equality. Private Members’ Business shall be a motion on Waste Charges by the AAA-PBP.
Tomorrow’s Government business shall be Revised Estimates for the Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Social Protection. Private Members Business’ shall be a motion on the Arts by Fianna Fáil.
Thursday’s Government business shall be Summer Economic Statements, and the Second Stage of Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan’s Animal Protection (in relation to Hares) Bill 2015 will be taken in the afternoon slot.
Friday’s business shall be Second Stages of the Water Services Bill 2016 and the Paternity Bill 2016.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:

I refer members to the Report of the Business Committee dated 16 June 2016.
In relation to today’s business there are 2 proposals. It is proposed that:
(1) the Pre European Council Statements will conclude after 85 minutes, with the Minister and spokespersons having 10 minutes each and the Minister having a 5 minute response. Members may share time, and
(2) On the Revised Estimates for the Department of Justice and Equality, the Minister and spokespersons will have 15 minutes each and all other members will have 5 minutes each and all members may share time. The Minister will have 5 minutes to reply and the Question will not be put today.

In relation to tomorrow’s business there are 3 proposals. It is proposed that:
(1) The Dáil will sit late – to adjourn not later than 10.45 pm,
(2) The resumed debate on the Revised Estimate for the Department of Justice and Equality will conclude after 2 hours, and
(3) The debate on the Revised Estimate for the Department of Social Protection will conclude after 2 hours and 15 minutes, the Minister and spokespersons will have 15 minutes each, all other members will have 5 minutes each and all members may share time. The Minister will have 5 minutes to reply and the Question will not be put today.

In relation to Thursday’s business, there are 3 proposals. It is proposed that:
(1) The Dáil will sit late and adjourn after the debate on Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan’s Animal Protection (in relation to Hares) Bill 2015,
(2) The Summer Economic Statements will be taken immediately after voting time, to conclude after 4 hours. Statements will be limited to the Minister and the spokespersons, who will get 30 minutes each, and they may share time, and
(3) Question time will be taken immediately after the Summer Economic Statements.

And finally, in relation to Friday, there are 3 proposals. It is proposed:
(1) to sit on Friday at 10.30 am and to adjourn not later than 6.30 pm,
(2) to take Second Stage of the Water Services Bill 2016 at 10.30 am, to adjourn not later than 2.30 pm, all members may share time, and
(3) to take Second Stage of the Paternity Bill 2016 at 2.30 pm, to adjourn not later than 6.30 pm, all members may share time.
[Once all the proposals have been read out, the Ceann Comhairle will seek contributions from the Government and from the Leaders (or representatives of Groups) and will then put the question in relation to each day’s proposals.]
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