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Arrangements for Business

Tuesday to Thursday, 14 - 16 November  2017


Deputy Sean Canney  (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall be Item 13, Motion re. Estimate Provision for the Horse & Greyhound Racing Fund Allocation for 2018 (Referral to Committee); Item 14, Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders 23, 25, 29A, 38, 110A and 140, and Item 5, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Private Members Business shall be Second Stage of Item 46, Multi-Party Action Bill 2017, selected by Sinn Féin.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 27, Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 28, Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages, and Item 6, Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Private Members Business shall be Second Stage of Item 47, Housing (Homeless Families) Bill 2017, selected by the Labour Party.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 29, Motion re. the Sláintecare Report by the Committee on the Future of Healthcare; Item 15, Motion re. Further Revised Estimate – Vote 34 – Housing, Planning and Local Government, and Item 6, Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed). The Committee Report in the evening slot shall be Item 16, Report entitled Scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB] by the Joint Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation.    

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that:
1.    The Motions re. Estimate Provision for the Horse & Greyhound Racing Fund Allocation for 2018 (Referral to Committee) and Changes to Standing Orders 23, 25, 29A, 38, 110A and 140 shall be taken without debate.
2.    Second Stage of the Multi-Party Action Bill 2017 shall conclude within two hours.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that Second Stage of the Housing (Homeless Families) Bill 2017 shall conclude within two hours.
In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that –
1.    The Dáil shall sit at 10.00 a.m. to take the resumed motion on the Sláintecare Report as an additional Committee Report slot under Standing Order 91(2), to conclude after two hours and, if it concludes sooner, the Dáil shall suspend until 12.00 p.m.
2.    The Motion re. Further Revised Estimate – Vote 34 – Housing, Planning and Local Government shall be taken without debate 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.    Oral Questions shall be taken not later than 4.00 p.m.
5.    The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of proceedings on the Report entitled Scrutiny of the Banded Hours Contract Bill 2016 [PMB].