The Order of Business today shall be No. 13, motion re leave to introduce Supplementary Estimates, Votes 5, 10, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 26, 33, 40, 42 and 44; No. 14, motion re referral of Supplementary Estimates, Votes 5, 10, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 26, 33, 40, 42 and 44 to select committee; No. 15, Financial Resolution – Excise Duties on Mechanically Propelled Vehicles; and No. 5, Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Bill 2002 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. tonight and business shall be interrupted not later than 10.30 p.m.; No. 13 and, subject to the agreement of No. 13, No. 14 – referral to select committee – shall be decided without debate and any divisions demanded on Nos. 13 and 14 shall be taken forthwith; the proceedings on No. 15, and on any amendments thereto, shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 80 minutes by one question which shall be put from the Chair and the following arrangements shall apply: the speeches, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion after 70 minutes, and the speech of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and of 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 10 minutes in each case; the speech of each other Member, who shall be called upon in the following sequence, shall not exceed 5 minutes in each case – Government, Fine Gael, Government, Labour, Government, Technical Group, sequence to recommence; Members may share time; immediately following the speeches, a Minister or Minister of State shall take questions for a period not exceeding 10 minutes; and Private Members' Business shall be No. 35, motion re local government funding, to be taken at 7 p.m., or on the conclusion of No. 15, whichever is the later, and shall be adjourned after 90 minutes.