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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Thursday, 7 - 9 February 2017


Deputy Clare Daly (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:

Tuesday’s business shall be Item 16, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 [Seanad] Report and Final Stages resumed; and Item 5, Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.  Private Members’ Business shall be Item 26, Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 selected by Fianna Fáil.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 16, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 [Seanad] Report and Final Stages (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 5, Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016 Second Stage resumed; and Item 6, Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.  Private Members’ Business shall be Item 27, Media Ownership Bill 2017 selected by the Social Democrats-Green Party Group.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 17, Statements on the recent US Executive Order on Immigration; Item 10, Motion re. Psychoactive Drugs (back from Committee) (without debate); and Item 28, National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017 Second Stage.  Second Stage of Item 29, Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017 will be debated in the evening slot.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:

In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that Second Stage of the Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 shall be brought to a conclusion (if not previously concluded) at 10.00 p.m.
In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that Second Stage of the Media Ownership Bill 2017 shall be brought to a conclusion (if not previously concluded) after two hours.

In relation to Thursday’s business, there are 5 proposals.  It is proposed that:
(1) The Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m. to take Statements on the recent US Executive Order on Immigration which shall be brought to a conclusion after 3 hours.  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.  A second round of 60 minutes in total for members of the Government, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to be divided proportionally on a 40/40/20 basis respectively and all members may share time.  If the Statements conclude before 12.30 p.m., the House shall suspend until 12.30 p.m. and Leaders’ Questions shall commence at 12.30 p.m.;
(2) The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of proceedings on the Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017;
(3)  The Motion re. Psychoactive Drugs (back from Committee) shall be taken without debate;
(4) The Order of the Dáil of 31st January, 2017, that Second Stage of the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017 be taken in Private Members’ time, shall be discharged and that Second Stage of the Bill shall be taken today in Government time and shall be brought to a conclusion after 130 minutes.  The speech of a Government proposer and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead shall not exceed 15 minutes each.  There shall be a 10 minute response from the Government proposer and all members may share time; and
(5)  Questions to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation shall take place at 4.10 p.m. or on the conclusion of the proceedings on the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017, whichever is the earlier.

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