Finance Bill 2003: Allocation of Time: Motion.

I move:

(1) That the Finance Bill 2003 be referred to the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service pursuant to Standing Order 120(1) of the Standing Orders relevant to Public Business and paragraph (1)(a)(i) of that Committee's Orders of Reference.

(2) That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the proceedings in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service on the Finance Bill 2003 shall be brought to a conclusion in accordance with the following timetable:



To conclude not later than

Tuesday, 25th February

Chapters 1 and 2 (part) of Part 1 (sections 1 to 5)

2 p.m.

Chapters 2 (cont.) and 3 (part) of Part 1 (sections 6 to 21)

8 p.m.

Wednesday, 26th February

Chapter 3 (contd.) of Part 1 (sections 22 to 44)

1 p.m.

Chapters 3 (contd.), 4 and 5 of Part 1 (including sections 45 to 68)

6 p.m.

Thursday, 27th February

Chapters 1 and 2 of Part 2 and Part 3 (including sections 69 to 127)

1 p.m.

Parts 4, 5 and 6 (including sections 128 to 155), the Schedules and the Title

6 p.m.

and where proceedings have not concluded by the stated time, they shall be brought to a conclusion 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 Finance or a Minister of State, nominated as substitute on his behalf, and the Question shall dispose of all amendments addressed to the Part of the Bill to which they refer.

(3) Where a division is claimed on the proceedings on the Finance Bill 2003, in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service, other than on a Question put as provided for in accordance with paragraph (2), the taking of such division and the putting of any Question contingent thereon shall be postponed until–

a) immediately before the time next appointed for the putting of a Question in accordance with paragraph (2), or

b) in the event of such Question not being put, when proceedings in Committee on the matters which would have been decided by the putting of such Question have been otherwise completed.

(4) The Select Committee shall, in accordance with Standing Order 85, send a message to the Dáil in relation to the completion of its consideration of the Finance Bill 2003, not later than Thursday, 27th February, 2003.

Question put and agreed to.