Address by President of the Euoprean Parliament: Motion

I move:

"That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, or the Order of the Dáil of 27th September 2012, the speaking arrangements for the sitting of Dáil Éireann in Committee tomorrow, at which H.E. Mr. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, shall be invited to address the Committee of the whole Dáil, shall be as follows:

(a) the Ceann Comhairle shall make a statement welcoming the President;

(b) the Taoiseach shall be called upon to make a statement which shall not exceed 15 minutes;

(c) President Schulz shall be called upon to deliver an address which shall not exceed 15 minutes;

(d) the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade shall be called upon to make a statement which shall not exceed 15 minutes;

(e) the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group, or a person nominated in their stead, who shall be called upon in that order, shall make a statement which shall not exceed ten minutes in each case, and such Members may share their time;

(f) the Minister of State with responsibility for European Affairs, Deputy Lucinda Creighton, shall be called upon to make a statement in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes; and the sitting shall be suspended at 12 noon, or on the conclusion of the statement by the Minister of State, whichever is the earlier, for 30 minutes, whereupon the ordinary routine of business shall recommence with Leaders' Questions."

Question put and agreed.