Finance Bill 2008: Allocation of Time.

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders:

(1) The proceedings in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service on the Finance Bill 2008 shall be brought to a conclusion in accordance with the following timetable:



To conclude not later than:

Tuesday, 19th February

Chapters 1 and 2 (part) of Part 1 (sections 1 to 13)

2 p.m.

Chapters 2 (contd.) and 3 (part) of Part 1 (sections 14 to 25)

5.30 p.m.

Chapter 3 (contd.) of Part 1 (including sections 26 to 38)

8 p.m

Wednesday, 20th February

Chapters 4 and 5 of Part 1 (including sections 39 to 50)

1 p.m.

Parts 2 and 3 (including sections 51 to 100)

5 p.m.

Parts 4 and 5 (including sections 101 to 120)

8 p.m.

Thursday, 21st February

Part 6 (sections 121 to 133), the Schedules and the Title

5 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 Tánaiste and 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.

(2) Where a division is claimed on the proceedings on the Finance Bill 2008, in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service, other than on a Question put as provided for in accordance with paragraph (1), 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 (1), 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.

(3) The Select Committee shall, in accordance with Standing Order 87, send a message to the Dáil in relation to the completion of its consideration of the Finance Bill 2008, not later than Thursday, 21st February, 2008.

Question put and agreed to.