Finance (No. 2) Bill 2008: Allocation of Time Motion.

With the permission of the House I wish to amend the order on page 1,366 of today's Order Paper be amended to read that sections 1 to 29 to conclude not later than 8 p.m.

Is that agreed? Agreed.

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders:

(1) The proceedings in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service on the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2008 shall be brought to a conclusion in accordance with the following timetable:



To conclude not later than:

Tuesday, 9th December

Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 (part) of Part 1 (sections 1 to 16)

Chapters 4 (contd.) and 5 (part) of Part 1 (sections 17 to 29)

8 p.m.

Wednesday, 10th December

Chapters 5 (contd.) and 6 of Part 1 (sections 30 to 40)

1 p.m.

Parts 2 and 3 (sections 41 to 71)

6 p.m.

Parts 4 and 5 (sections 72 to 83)

8 p.m.

Thursday, 11th December

Part 6 (sections 84 to 95), Schedules 1 to 6 and the Title.

1.30 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.

(2) Where a division is claimed on the proceedings on the Finance (No. 2) 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 (No. 2) Bill 2008, not later than 16th December, 2008."

Motion, as amended, put and agreed to.