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Arrangements for Business
Tuesday to Friday, 12 - 15 December 2017


Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh (Rapporteur)

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall Item 31, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 10, Motion re. PQ Rota Change; Item 11, Financial Resolution re. Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 [PMB]; Item 12, Motion re. EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) (Referral to Committee); Item 13, Motion re. Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Selection and Appointment of Chair; Item 5, Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 All Stages and Item 32, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Committee and Remaining Stages. Private Members Business shall be Item 165, Motion re. Home Care Packages selected by the Rural Independent Group.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 13a, Financial Resolution re. Finance Bill 2017; Item 13b, Motion re. Appointment of Ordinary Member of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission; Item 32a, Pre-European Council Statements; Item 32b, Statements on Northern Ireland; Item a1, Finance Bill 2017 Recommendation from the Seanad; Item 5, Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 All Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded); Item 33, Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 32, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Committee and Remaining Stages (resumed, if not previously concluded) and Item 31, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed, if not previously concluded). Private Members Business shall be Item 50, Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017 Second Stage, selected by Fianna Fáil.    

Thursday’s business shall be Item 13c, Revised Estimates 2018 (Referral to Committee); Item 5a, Appropriation Bill 2017 All Stages; Item 34, Technological Universities Bill 2015 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 3, Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad] All Stages; Item 31, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage resumed, if not previously concluded, and Item 34a, Statements on the McCartan Report on the Stardust Disaster.
                                                    
Friday’s business shall be Item 34b, Statements re. Child Homelessness; Item 4, Domestic Violence Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage and  Item 1, Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage.

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 Motions re. PQ Rota Change, Financial Resolution re. Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016, EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive (2013/33/EU) (Referral to Committee) and Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Selection and Appointment of Chair shall be taken without debate;
3.    Any division demanded on conclusion of Second Stage of the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 shall be taken immediately; and
4.    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 –
1.    The Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m. and shall adjourn not later than 11.15 p.m.;
2.    The Financial Resolution re. Finance Bill 2017 and the Motion re. Appointment of Ordinary Member of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission shall be taken without debate, and any division demanded on the Financial Resolution for the Finance Bill 2017 shall be taken immediately;
3.    Pre European Council Statements shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and be followed by the suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25(1) for one hour. The Statements shall be brought to a conclusion after 85 minutes and speeches shall be confined to a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed 10 minutes each, with a 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time;
4.    Statements on Northern Ireland shall be confined to a single round of 15 minutes each for 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; and
5.    Second Stage of the Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017 shall conclude within two hours.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that –
1.    The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of Topical Issues;
2.    The Revised Estimates 2018 (Referral to Committee) shall be taken without debate and the suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25(1) shall take place on the conclusion of the Revised Estimates for 40 minutes;
3.    The proceedings on Second Stage of the Appropriation Bill 2017 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 85 minutes and any division demanded on the conclusion of Second Stage shall be taken immediately. The speech of a Minister or Minister or State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed 10 minutes each, with a 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time. The Proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 15 minutes by one Question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform;
4.    Report and Final Stages of the Technological Universities Bill 2015 shall adjourn after 2 hours if not previously concluded;
5.    The proceedings on Second Stage of the Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad], shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 90 minutes and any division demanded on the conclusion of Second Stage shall be taken immediately. The speech of a Minister or Minister or State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed 10 minutes each, with a 10 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all members may share time. Proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 30 minutes by one Question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Health;
6.    The Weekly Divisions shall take place on the conclusion of proceedings on the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded), or at 7.12pm whichever is the earlier.
7.    The Statements on the McCartan Report on the Stardust Disaster shall take place after the Weekly Divisions and no Private Members’ Bill shall be taken under Standing Order 140A and no Committee Report shall be taken under Standing Order 91(2). The Statements 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, or a member nominated in their stead, to conclude within two hours and all members may share time; and
8.    Topical Issues shall take place not later than 9.52 p.m., or on the conclusion of the Statements on the McCartan Report on the Stardust Disaster, whichever is the earlier.

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 Statements re. Child Homelessness, the Domestic Violence Bill 2017 [Seanad] Second Stage and the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 Second Stage;
2.    The quorum for the Dáil on 15th December shall be 10 members;
3.    In the opening round of the Statements re. Child Homelessness, statements of a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed 15 minutes each, with speeches in the second and subsequent rounds of all other members not exceeding 5 minutes each. The Statements shall adjourn after two hours if not previously concluded and all members may share time; and
      4.  The Dáil on its rising shall adjourn until 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 16th January 2018.