It is proposed to take No. 12, Motion re Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions; No. a34 on a second supplementary Order Paper, Statements Regarding Representations made on the Sheedy Case; No. 34, Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Bill, 1999 [Seanad] – Committee and Remaining Stages; and No. 4, Criminal Justice (Location of Victims' Remains) Bill, 1999 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage to be taken not later than 8.30 p.m. It is also proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that: (1) the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. tonight and business shall be interrupted not later than 10.30 p.m.; (2) No. 12 shall be decided without debate; (3) the following arrangements shall apply in relation to No. a34 on a second supplementary Order Paper: (i) the statements shall be confined to the Taoiseach and the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party and the Labour Party and shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case; (ii) following statements, the Taoiseach shall take questions for a period not exceeding 30 minutes; (iii) the proceedings, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion after 75 minutes; (4) the Second Stage of No. 4 shall be taken today and the proceedings thereon, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 10.30 p.m. tonight; and (5) Private Members' Business shall be taken tomorrow directly after the Order of Business and shall be brought to a conclusion after 90 minutes. Private Members' Business shall be No. 82, motion regarding Transport.
There is no agreement between Whips on time for No. 3. If a reasonable proposal is put, I will agree to it. I have no difficulty with answering questions.