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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Thursday, 28 - 30 November  2017


Deputy Joe McHugh (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall Item a11, Motion re. Proposed authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives; Item 30, Social Welfare Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 5, Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 12, Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 and Item 1, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 11, Motion re. Supplementary Estimates (4) Leave to Introduce; Item 11a, Motion re. Supplementary Estimates (4) Referral to Committee; Item 30, Social Welfare Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 5, Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 12, Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017; Item 31, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report Stage (resumed) and Item 1, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded). Private Members Business selected by Sinn Féin is to be confirmed.    

Thursday’s business shall be Item 13, Motion re. European Defence Agency; Item 1, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded); Item 2, Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage and Item 32, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed). Second Stage of Item 49, the University College Galway (Amendment) 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 –
1.    Motion re. Proposed authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives shall be taken without debate and any division demanded shall be taken immediately.
2.    Any division demanded on the conclusion of Second Stage of the Social Welfare Bill 2017 and the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 shall be taken immediately.
3.    The Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 shall be taken on the conclusion of Second Stage of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 without debate and any division demanded shall be taken immediately.
4.    Private Members’ Business shall not be taken and the sequence pursuant to Standing Order 143F continues with Sinn Féin tomorrow.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that the Motions re. Supplementary Estimates Leave to Introduce and, subject to the leave being given, Referral to Select Committee shall be taken without debate and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that the Motion re. European Defence Agency shall take place after Questions on Promised Legislation and shall conclude within 40 minutes. Contributions shall be confined to a single round of 5 minutes each for speeches by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately and all members may share time. The Weekly Voting Block shall take place on the conclusion of the motion.