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Arrangements for Business

Tuesday to Thursday, 24 - 26 October 2017


Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall be Item 8, Motion re. PQ Rota Change; Item 19, Statements on Catalonia and Item 4, Finance Bill 2017, Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Private Members Business shall be Item 140, Motion re. National Housing Emergency selected by the Social Democrats-Green Party Group.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 4, Finance Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed); Item 20, Statements on the National Planning Framework and Item 21, Post-European Council Statements. Private Members Business shall be Item 141, Motion re. Tracker Mortgages, selected by Fianna Fáil.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 4, Finance Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 20, Statements on the National Planning Framework; Item 8a, Motion re. Financial Resolutions for the Finance Bill 2017 and Item 5, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that:
1. The Motion re. PQ Rota Change will be taken without debate.
2. There shall be no Oral Taoiseach’s Questions under Standing Order 39, and Oral Questions to the Minister for Finance shall take place immediately after the Motion re. PQ Rota Change.
3. There shall be no Topical Issues under Standing Order 29A.
4. The Statements on Catalonia will commence immediately after Questions to the Minister for Finance and shall be brought to a conclusion after 80 minutes, if not previously concluded. The statements shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead and shall not exceed 10 minutes each and all members may share time.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit at 10.00 a.m.
2. The Statements of a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, on the National Planning Framework shall not exceed 10 minutes each. The Statement of each other member called upon shall not exceed 5 minutes in each case and all members may share time.
3. The Post-European Council Statements shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and will be followed by Questions to the Minister for Education and Skills. The Statements shall be brought to a conclusion after 1 hour and 45 minutes if not previously concluded. The Statements shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead and shall not exceed 10 minutes each. A Minister or Minster of State shall take questions for a period not exceeding 20 minutes with a 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time.
4. The Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 pm and shall adjourn not later than 11.00 p.m.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit at 10.00 a.m.
2. The Financial Resolutions for the Finance Bill 2017 shall be moved together and decided without debate by one question, and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately.
3. There shall be a suspension of sitting on the conclusion of the Voting Block for 30 minutes.
4. If proceedings on Second Stage of the Finance Bill 2017 conclude after the Voting Block on Thursday, any division demanded shall be taken immediately.
5. Questions to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government shall be taken not later than 6.00 p.m. Statements on the National Planning Framework, if not previously concluded, shall be taken for not more than two hours following Topical Issues, and neither a Committee Report no a Private Member’s Bill shall be taken. The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn after Statements on the National Planning Framework, or Topical Issues, whichever is the later.
6. The Dáil, on its rising, shall adjourn until 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 7th November 2017.