The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. 39, Wildlife (Amendment) Bill, 1999 – Second Stage (resumed); No. 2, Intoxicating Liquor Bill, 2000[Seanad]– Second Stage; No. 5, Teaching Council Bill, 2000 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage and No. 16, motion re progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, Towards Equal Citizenship, to be taken not later than immediately following the announcement of matters on the Adjournment under Standing Order 21 and the order shall not resume thereafter.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the following arrangements shall apply in relation to No. 16: (i) the opening speech of a Minister or Minister of State and the speeches of the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party and the Labour Party, who shall be called upon in that order, and of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes in each case; (ii) Members may share time and (iii) a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes.