The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. 15, motion re Standing Order 38; No. 16, motion re Standing Order 114; No. 17, motion re appointment of members to the subcommittee on Members' services of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges; and No. 27, statements on Northern Ireland.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that: (1) Nos. 15, 16 and 17 shall be decided without debate; and (2) the proceedings on No. 27 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. tonight and the following arrangements shall apply: (i) the statements of the Taoiseach and of the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party, the Technical Group and the Labour Party, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed 20 minutes in each case; (ii) the statements of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes in each case; (iii) Members may share time; and (iv) the Minister for Foreign Affairs shall be called upon to make a statement in reply, which shall not exceed ten minutes. Private Members' Business shall be No. 38, motion re insurance costs.