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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 Mar 2010

Vol. 704 No. 2

Business of Dáil.

I move:

That notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil of this day, the Dáil shall sit later than 4.45 p.m. and business shall be interrupted on the conclusion of No. 24a, statements on the death of children in the care of the State since the year 2000, which shall be taken at 4.45 p.m. and which shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 5.45 p.m. and the following arrangements shall apply: (i) the statements shall be confined to a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for Fine Gael, the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, who shall be called upon in that order and who may share their time, which shall not exceed ten minutes in each case; and (ii) a Minister or Minister of State shall take questions for a period not exceeding 15 minutes and (iii) a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply which shall not exceed five minutes.

Question put and agreed to.