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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Thursday, 24 - 26 January 2017
(As agreed at its Meeting on 19 January 2017)


Deputy Eamon Ryan (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:

Tuesday’s Government business shall be Item 1, Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] Second Stage.  Private Members’ Business shall be Item 86, Motion re. Tracker Mortgages by Sinn Féin.

Wednesday’s Government business shall be Item 18, Post-European Council Statements; Item 1, Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] Second Stage resumed; Item 4, National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, and Item 5, Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.  Private Members’ Business shall be Item 87, Motion re. Establishment of Commission of Investigation into the Stardust Tragedy by Independents 4 Change.
    
Thursday’s Government business shall be Item 19, Statements on Symphysiotomy; Item 4, National Shared Services Office Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed, and Item 5, Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed.  Second Stage of Item 30, Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2016 will be debated in the evening slot.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that the Post European Council Statements shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and be followed by Questions to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and will be brought to a conclusion after 105 minutes.  The speech of a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead shall be not more than 10 minutes each and a Minister or Minister of State shall take questions for a period of not exceeding 20 minutes and there will 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that Dáil shall sit at 10 a.m. to take Statements on Symphysiotomy which shall be brought to a conclusion after 120 minutes.  The speech of a Minister or Minister of 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 all members may share time.  If the Statements conclude before 12 noon, the House shall suspend until 12 noon.

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