Allocation of Time: Motion.

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil of this day:

No. 15b. motion re abduction of Mrs. Margaret Hassan, on the Supplementary Order Paper, shall be taken today immediately following the announcement of matters under Standing Order 21, and the proceedings thereon shall be brought to a conclusion after 65 minutes, the Order shall resume thereafter and the following arrangements shall apply:

(i) subject to (ii) the speeches shall be confined to the Taoiseach and to the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party, the Labour Party and the Technical Group, who shall be called upon in that order and shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case;

(ii) Members may share time and;

(iii) the Minister for Foreign Affairs shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed five minutes.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 1.30 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.