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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  6 - 10 November 2017

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Last updated Wednesday 7 November 2017 at 14.08

The start times indicated in this schedule are based, in part, on the expected end time of preceding items of business. In the event items of business conclude earlier or later than expected, the start times for subsequent business may be affected.


 

Tuesday 7 November 2017


Dáil Éireann
 

2.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, SD-GP) (32 mins)

2.32p.m.   Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Terms of Reference of Select Committee on Rural and Community Development, Fourteenth Report of the Committee of Selection and Appointment of Chair of Select Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (without debate)
Motion re. Financial Resolutions for the Finance Bill 2017 (without debate)

3.02 p.m.  Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

3.47 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (90 mins)

5.17 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

6.05 p.m.   Government Business: (2 hrs 55 mins)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

9.00 p.m.  Private Members Business (Sinn Féin): Motion re. Housing (120 mins)

11.00 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

Adjourned until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 8 November 2017


Committee Meetings

Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Upcoming CAP Negotiations [Officials from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine]

Education and Skills (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: Home School Community Liaison Scheme [Ms. Aisling Browne & Ms. Jenny Gannon, Home School Community Liaison Teachers; officials from the Department of Education and Skills; the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO); and TUSLA]
Session B: Strengthening Families Programme [Representatives from Foróige];
Session C: WorldSkills Competition 2017, Abu Dhabi [Irish WorldSkills 2017 delegation; and representatives from SOLAS].

An Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht agus na hOileáin (Comh) CR4, LH 2000 5 p.m.
AGENDA: An Scéim Ghinearálta agus an Dréacht-Cheannteideal de Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2017 [Oifigigh ón Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 6 p.m.
AGENDA: Finance Bill 2017  [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform]

Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 8.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Wednesday 8 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business: (120 mins)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, Sol-PBP, RIG) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)

1.02 p.m.   Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

1.47 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (90 mins)

3.17 p.m.   Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

4.05 p.m.   SOS (40 mins)

4.45 p.m.   Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (120 mins)

6.45 p.m.   Government Business (4 hrs 15 mins)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht)

11.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns

 


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.   Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m    Order of Business

12.45 p.m    Private Members Business: International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Committee Stage (Senators Colette Kelleher, Lynn Ruane, Frances Black, Alice Mary Higgins, Grace O'Sullivan, John Dolan)

3.15 p.m.   Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 – Committee Stage (resumed) (Department of Health)

8.00 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: The evaluation of ‘Orphan Drugs’ in Ireland and delays in reimbursing the costs of approved medicines [Representatives from the Health Service Executive; and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics]

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017
Session A: [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality]
Session B: [Mr. Simon McGarr, Solicitor, and Mr. TJ McIntyre, Law Lecturer in UCD and Chair of Digital Rights Ireland]

Children and Youth Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: The August 2017 Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Inspection Report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus [Representatives from Oberstown Children Detention Campus]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Finance Bill 2017 (resumed) [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform]

Dáil Reform (Sub) R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Session A: International Legal/Services Context [Dr. Gilda Sedgh, Principal Research Scientist, The Guttmacher Institute; Ms. Leah Hoctor, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights]
Session B: Medical Law Review [Dr. Ruth Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Medical Law from Queen Mary University in London]
Session C: Risks to Mental Health [Dr. Anthony Mc Carthy, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street]

Public Petitions (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Public Petitions received

Future of Mental Health Care (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 4.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 9 November 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Water Services Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government)
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Justice and Equality)
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed) (Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht)

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, Sol-PBP) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)

12.47 p.m.  Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.   SOS (30 mins)

2.00 p.m.   Government Business (120 mins)
Motion re. Report on Scrutiny of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 (Joint Committee on Health)

4.00 p.m.    P.Q.s: Oral - Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (90 mins)

5.30 p.m.   Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

6.18 p.m.   Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage – Deputy Jim O’Callaghan

8.18 p.m.   Dáil Adjourns

 


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters

11.30 a.m    Order of Business

12.45 p.m   Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 – Report and Final Stages (Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

1.00 p.m.   Water Services Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government)

3.00 p.m.   Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 – Committee Stage (resumed) (Department of Health)

6.00 p.m.  Seanad Adjourns


Committee Meetings 

Housing, Planning and Local Government (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Local Government Finance - An Examination of the Funding Model
Session A: [Representatives from the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), County City and Management Association (CCMA) and National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC)]; and
Session B: [Officials from the Local Government Audit Service & Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: (i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) Appropriation Accounts 2016 Vote 29: Communications, Climate Action and Environment
[Officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment]

Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Select) CR4, LH 2000 9.30 a.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Further Revised Estimates for Public Services - Vote 37 (Employment Affairs and Social Protection) [Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection]

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Select) CR2, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: Finance Bill 2017 (resumed) [Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform]

Dáil Business R160 5-Storey Block 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 10.45 a.m.
AGENDA: Community Employment Scheme [Officials from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Key developments on the European Agenda [Minister of State for European Affairs]

Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Legacy Issues (resumed) [Mr. Kenny Donaldson, Mr. Ken Funston, Ms. Karen McAnerney, Ms. Shelly Gilfillan, Innocent Victims United; Mr. Austin Stack, Mr. David Kelly, Independent Victims and Survivors Coalition; Ms. Barbara Walshe, Chair of the Board, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Mr. Pat Hynes, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation]


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Water Services Bill 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]

Dáil Wednesday
Water Services Bill 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]

Dáil Thursday
Water Services Bill 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017



Seanad

Seanad Tuesday

Seanad Wednesday
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

Seanad Thursday
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017
Water Services Bill 2017
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

Committees

Committees Tuesday
Finance Bill 2017

Committees Wednesday
Finance Bill 2017

Committees Thursday
Finance Bill 2017 


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 13 November 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Heritage Bill 2016 [Seanad] – Second Stage (resumed)
Health and Social Care Professional (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Order for Report, Report and Final Stages
Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage (if not previously concluded)
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report Stage (resumed)

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Sinn Féin — TBC
Wednesday 15 November 2017 - Labour Party — TBC

THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 16 NOVEMBER 2017
“Report entitled Scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB]” — Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation


Bills due for Committee Consideration

Note: this list is provisional

Week commencing 13 November 2017

Technological Universities Bill 2015 (Select Committee on Education and Skills on Wednesday 15th of November at 5.00 p.m. Committee Room 2, LH2000)

Week commencing 20 November 2017

No Bills Scheduled


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