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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Thursday, 20 - 22 June 2017


Deputy Joe McHugh (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall be Item 8, Motion re. Renewal of Certain Provisions of the Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998; Item 9, Motion re. Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 and Item 2, Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2017, Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Private Members Business shall be Item 111, Motion re. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, selected by Fianna Fáil. 

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 14, Pre-European Council Statements; Item 2, Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed) and Item 15, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report and Final Stages (resumed). Private Members Business shall be Item 112, Motion re. Building Standards, Regulations and Homeowner Protection, selected by the Social Democrats-Green Party Group.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 2, Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) and Item 16, Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed). Item 10, Sláintecare Report by the Committee on the Future of Healthcare, will be debated in the evening slot.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
In relation to this week’s business, it is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders that any divisions to be taken this week shall be manual.

In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that the Motions re. Renewal of Certain Provisions of the Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 and Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 shall be moved and debated together but decided separately by two questions.  The debate on the Motions shall conclude within 40 minutes and speeches shall be limited to a single round from a Minister, or Minister of State, and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed 5 minutes each and all members may share time.  Any division demanded shall be taken immediately.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that Pre-European Council Statements shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and be followed by Questions to the Minister for Health and will conclude after 85 minutes. The Statements shall be limited to a single round from a Minister, or a Minister of State, and the spokespersons of parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed 10 minutes each, with a 5 minute response from a Minister, or Minister of State, and all members may share time. 

In relation to Thursday’s business, the debate on the Sláintecare report shall adjourn, if not previously concluded, after two hours.