The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. 1, Equal Status Bill, 1999 – Amendments from the Seanad; No. 2, Criminal Justice (Safety of United Nations Workers) Bill, 1999 [Seanad] – Second Stage; No. 3, Cement (Repeal of Enactments) Bill, 1999 [Seanad] – Second Stage; No. 38, Wildlife (Amendment) Bill, 1999 – Second Stage (resumed); and No. 5a, Local Government (Financial Provisions) Bill, 2000 – Order for Second and Second and Remaining Stages, to be taken not later than immediately following the announcement of matters on the Adjournment under Standing Order 21.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Second and Remaining Stages of No. 5a shall be taken today and the proceedings thereon, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 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 the Environment and Local Government.
Private Members' Business shall be No. 91, motion re Shannon River Statutory Authority (resumed), to conclude at 8.30 p.m.