Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Thursday, 17 - 19 January 2017
Minister of State Regina Doherty, Government Chief Whip (Rapporteur):
Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall be 13, Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders (without debate), and Item 19, Statements on Northern Ireland. Private Members’ Business shall be Item 30, the Anti-Evictions Bill 2016 by the AAA-PBP.
Wednesday’s Government business shall be Item 4, Communications Regulation (Postal Services)(Amendment) Bill 2016 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage resumed, and Item 20, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed. Private Members’ Business shall be Item 86, Motion re. Tillage Farming by Fianna Fáil.
Thursday’s Government business shall be Item 4, Communications Regulation (Postal Services)(Amendment) Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed, and Item 20, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed. Second Stage of Item 31, Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 will be debated in the evening slot.
Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
In relation to Tuesday’s business there are 4 proposals. It is proposed that:
(1) The Dáil shall sit later than 10.00 p.m. and adjourn on the conclusion of proceedings on the Anti-Evictions Bill 2016;
(2) The Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders shall be taken without debate;
(3) The Statements on Northern Ireland shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and will be followed by Questions to the Minister for Finance, and will be brought to a conclusion after 130 minutes. The speech of a Minister or Minister or State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead shall be not more than 15 minutes each and there will be a 10 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time; and
(4) Private Members’ Business shall take place immediately after Topical Issues and proceedings on the Second Stage of the Anti-Evictions Bill 2016 shall be brought to a conclusion after 2 hours.