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Arrangements for Business

Tuesday to Thursday, 17 - 19 October 2017


Deputy Michael Moynihan (Rapporteur):

Announcement of Business for the Week:
Tuesday’s business shall be Item 7, Motion re. Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Republic of Kazakhstan) Order 2017 (back from Committee); Item 8, Motion re. Exchange of Information relating to Tax Matters (Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China) Order 2017 (back from Committee); Item 9, Motion re. Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017 (back from Committee); Item 10, Motion re. Broadcasting Act 2009 (Designation of Major Events) Order 2017 (back from Committee); Item 11, Motion re. Statement of Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission; Item 11a, Motion re. Further Revised Estimates 2017 (referral to Committee); Item 12, Motion re. Thirteenth Report of the Committee of Selection and Item 21, Water Services Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed). Private Members Business shall be Item 142, Motion re. Detrimental effect of extension of city boundaries on country areas, selected by the Rural Independent Group.

Wednesday’s business shall be Item 21, Water Services Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed); Item 22, Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Item 1, Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 Amendments from the Seanad and Item 21a, Pre-European Council Statements. Private Members Business shall be Second Stage of Item 143, Motion re. Correcting Pension Inequities selected by Fianna Fáil.

Thursday’s business shall be Item 23, Financial Motions by the Minister for Finance [2017] (Motion 4, resumed); Item 21, Water Services Bill 2017 Second Stage (resumed); Item 4, National Archives (Amendment) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. Second Stage of Item 40, Medical Practitioners (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 the Motions re. Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Republic of Kazakhstan) Order 2017 (back from Committee), Motion re. Exchange of Information relating to Tax Matters (Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China) Order 2017, Motion re. Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017
(back from Committee), Motion re. Broadcasting Act 2009 (Designation of Major Events) Order 2017 (back from Committee), Motion re. Statement of Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, Motion re. Further Revised Estimates 2017 (referral to Committee) and Motion re. Thirteenth Report of the Committee of Selection, be taken without debate.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit at 10.30 am to take the Water Services Bill 2017;
2. Pre-European Council Statements shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and will be followed by Questions to the Minister for Defence, and shall be brought to a conclusion after 1 hour and 25 minutes, if not previously concluded. 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 10 minutes each with a 5 minute response from the Minister or Minister of State, and all members may share time; and
3. Order for Report, Report and Final Stages of the Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 shall be taken immediately after Private Members’ Business, and the order shall resume thereafter.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that –
1. The Dáil shall sit at 10.00 am to take Financial Motions by the Minister for Finance [2017] (Motion 4, resumed). In relation to the adjournment of the debate on the Financial Motions (resumed), where there are no further Members offering, the debate shall adjourn. In any case, the debate shall adjourn at 12 noon, and shall not be resumed that day; and if the debate adjourns before 12 noon, the sitting shall be suspended until noon.
2. The Dáil shall suspend on the conclusion of the Voting Block for 30 minutes;
3. If the proceedings on the Water Services Bill 2017 conclude after the Weekly Divisions, any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately; and
4. The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 pm. with Questions to the Minister for Justice and Equality shall be taken at 4 pm. The Dáil shall adjourn following the proceedings on Second Stage of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017.