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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Friday, 5 - 8 December 2017


Deputy Brendan Ryan (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall Item 8, Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017; Item 27, Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 Committee and Remaining Stages; Item 28, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 9, Financial Resolution re. Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 and Item 29, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report and Final Stages (resumed). Private Members Business shall be Item 160, Motion re. Syrian Sanctions, selected by Independents4Change.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 10, Motion re. Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations (back from committee); Item 30, Social Welfare Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 28, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 9, Financial Resolution re. Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017; Item 32, Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 5, Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 All Stages; Item 31, Technological Universities Bill 2015 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages and Item 29, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded). Private Members Business shall be Item 161, Motion re. Neurological Services, selected by Fianna Fáil.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 11, Further Revised Estimates (back from committee); Item 12, Supplementary Estimates (back from committee); Item 12a, Motion re. Permanent Structured Corporation (PESCO); Item 5, Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 All Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 29, Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Report and Final Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 1, Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage and Item 32a, Statements re. Climate Change.

Friday’s business shall be Item 32b, Statements re. Paradise Papers; Item 28, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 9, Financial Resolution re. Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 (without debate, if not previously taken); Item 33, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded) and Item 1, Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded).

Announcement of Proposed Arrangements for this week’s business:
In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit later than 10.00 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of Private Members’ Business;
2. The Financial Resolution re. Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 shall be taken without debate and any division demanded shall be taken immediately;
3. Any division demanded Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 on Tuesday or Wednesday shall be taken immediately;
4. The Financial Resolution re. Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 shall be taken on the conclusion of Second Stage of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 without debate and any division demanded shall be taken immediately; and
5. Private Members Business shall take place not later than 9.00 p.m. for two hours.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that the Motion re. Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations (back from committee) shall conclude within 40 minutes and 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 all members may share time.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that:
1. The Further Revised Estimates (back from committee) shall be moved together, taken without debate and decided by one Question and any division demanded shall be taken immediately;
2. The Supplementary Estimates (back from committee) shall be moved together, taken without debate and decided by one Question and any division demanded shall be taken immediately;
3. The Motion re. Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) shall be taken following the Supplementary Estimates and to conclude within two hours. Speeches shall be confined to a single round of 15 minutes each by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups and all members may share time;
4. The Voting Block shall take place on the conclusion of the Motion re. Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the suspension of the House under Standing Order 25(1) shall take place thereafter for 40 minutes;
5. Statements re. Climate Change shall commence not later than 5.00 p.m. and no Private Members’ Bill shall be taken under Standing Order 140A, and no Committee Report shall be taken under Standing Order 91(2). Statements shall be confined to a single round of 15 minutes each by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups to conclude within two hours. All members may share time. If the Statements conclude before 7.00 p.m., the order shall resume save that the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] shall not be taken;
6. Topical issues shall be taken not later than 7.00 p.m. or on the conclusion of the Statements re. Climate Change (if the other Government business has concluded), whichever is the earlier, and the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of Topical Issues.

In relation to Friday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit on Friday at 10.30 a.m., and shall adjourn not later than 2.30 p.m., to take the business listed earlier and any division demanded on Friday shall be deferred until immediately after the Order of Business on Tuesday 12 December 2017; and
2. Statements re. Paradise Papers shall be confined to a single round of 15 minutes each for statements by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, to conclude within two hours and all members may share time.