It is proposed to take Nos. 4, 1, 5. Statements on the Joint Communique following the meeting between the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister shall be taken at 3.50 p.m. and the order shall resume thereafter.
It is also proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the proceedings on the Second Stage of No. 4, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m.
The following arrangements shall apply in relation to the Statements on the Joint Communique: (i) statements shall be confined to the Taoiseach, the Leader of the Fianna Fáil Party, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party and the Minister for Social Welfare; (ii) the statement of the Taoiseach shall not exceed 20 minutes; and (iii) the statement of each other party leader shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case. Private Members' Business shall be No. 14 and the proceedings on the Second Stage thereof shall be brought to a conclusion at 8.30 p.m.