It is proposed to take No. 1, Oil Pollution of the Sea (Civil Liability and Compensation) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [Seanad] – Second Stage (resumed); No. 23, Residential Tenancies Bill 2003 – Second Stage (resumed); No. 28, Aer Lingus Bill 2003 – Second Stage (resumed); and No. 24, statements on the European Convention – Intergovernmental Conference, to be taken not later than 4.45 p.m. and the order shall not resume thereafter.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the proceedings on the resumed Second Stage of No. 1 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 1.30 p.m.; the proceedings on No. 24 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. and the following arrangements shall apply: statements of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party, the Labour Party and the Technical Group, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case; the statement of each other Member, who shall be called upon in the following sequence, shall not exceed ten minutes in each case – Government, Fine Gael Party, Government, Labour Party, Government, Technical Group, with the sequence to recommence; Members may share time; and a Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply which shall not exceed 15 minutes. Private Members' business is No. 35, motion re equity in Irish society, resumed – to conclude at 8.30 p.m.