Order of Business.

It is proposed to take business in the following order: Nos. 1, 18 (Votes 48, 47, 12 and 16) 13, 14 and 15. By agreement there will be no Private Members' Business. Questions will be taken at 3 p.m.

Could the Taoiseach tell the House when it is proposed to provide time for discussion of the Third Programme and the dismal statement of the Minister for Finance last night?

That can be arranged between the Whips. It might be possible next week.

May we expect it before Easter?

That is likely but I should like to see the Whips discuss it in order to see what time can be allocated to it.

Could the Taoiseach say when the Book of Estimates will be available?

We hope to have it by the end of the month.