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Arrangements for Business and Business Schedule for Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 June 2016
(As agreed at its meeting on 29 June 2016)


Deputy Mattie McGrath (Rapporteur):
 

Announcement of Business for the Week:

Today’s business shall be motions on:
(i) the Terms of Reference of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement;
(ii) the Chair and membership of the Public Accounts Committee and Chair of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, and
(iii) draft Standing Orders (including the Terms of Reference of the Irish Language Committee).

Government business shall be the Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Second Stage (resumed) and the Energy Bill 2016 (Seanad) Second Stage (resumed).
Private Members’ Business shall be the Second Stage of the Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 by the Labour Party.

Tomorrow’s Government business shall be the Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); the Energy Bill 2016 (Seanad) Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); the Single Resolution Board (Loan Facility Agreement) Bill 2016 Second Stage (resumed) and a Motion to instruct Committee on the Single Resolution Board (Loan Facility Agreement) Bill 2016. Private Members Business’ shall be a motion on NAMA by the Independents 4 Change.

Thursday’s Government business shall be the Single Resolution Board (Loan Facility Agreement) Bill 2016 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) and a Motion to instruct Committee on the Single Resolution Board (Loan Facility Agreement) Bill 2016 and the Second Stage of Deputy Mick Wallace’s Protection of Life in Pregnancy (Amendment) (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) (No. 2) Bill 2013 will be taken in the afternoon slot.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
I refer members to the Report of the Business Committee dated 23 June 2016.

In relation to today’s business there are 4 proposals, 3 of which are motions to be taken without debate and any division demanded on those motions will be taken immediately.
The three motions are:

(1) Motion re: Establishment of Joint Committee on the Good Friday Agreement,
(2) Motion re: Chair of Joint Committee on the Good Friday Agreement and membership and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and
(3) Motion re: draft Standing Orders (including the terms of reference for the Irish Language Committee).
(4) The fourth proposal is the Second Stage of the Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 which shall be brought to a conclusion (if not previously concluded) at 10.00 pm tonight.

In relation to tomorrow’s business there are 2 proposals. It is proposed that:
(1) the debate on the Motion to instruct the Committee re: Single Resolution Board (Loan Facility Agreement) Bill 2016 shall conclude within 1 hour if not previously concluded - the Minister and spokespersons will have 5 minutes each, all other members will have 5 minutes each and all members may share time, and
(2) the suspension of sitting shall take place from 3.50 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

At its meeting today, the Business Committee agreed that the following changes to the Order of Business will be proposed to the House tomorrow, immediately after Leaders’ Questions:
• the addition of a Motion re: Standing Order 11 to be taken without debate after the Questions on Promised Legislation at 12.47 p.m.,
• the addition of Statements on the UK/EU Referendum Results (resumed) to take place at 7.48 p.m., or on the conclusion of Second Stage of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy (Amendment) (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities)(No. 2) Bill 2013, whichever is sooner, and to adjourn within 90 minutes if not previously concluded, and
• the Dáil shall sit until 9.18 p.m. or on the conclusion of the Statements on the UK/EU Referendum Results, whichever is the sooner.