The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. c6 – motion re Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs; No. d6 – motion re Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights; No. a1 – Electricity Regulation Bill, 1998, amendment from the Seanad; No. c33 – Qualifications (Education and Training) Bill, 1999 [Seanad], Order for Report and Report and Final Stages and No. b6 – motion re Adjournment for the summer recess.
It is also proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that Nos. c6 and d6 shall be decided without debate; the proceedings on a1, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 11.30 a.m.; the Report and Final Stages of c33 shall be taken today and the proceedings thereon, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 1.45 p.m. by one question which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Education and Science; the proceedings on b6, if not previously concluded shall be brought to a conclusion at 4.30 p.m. and the following arrangements shall apply: the opening speech of a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party and the Labour Party shall not exceed 30 minutes in each case, the speech of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes in each case, Members may share time and a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes.