Business of Dáil

I call the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Regina Doherty, to propose an amendment to the business ordered for the week.

It is proposed that the arrangements agreed to by the House for the business to be conducted this week be amended as follows: (1) that, if not previously concluded, the debate on the motion on the citizens' assembly shall be brought to a conclusion after 90 minutes, with the speeches of all Members not exceeding five minutes in each case; (2) that if the motion on the citizens' assembly concludes before 10 p.m. tonight, it shall be followed immediately by the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2016; (3) that Committee and Remaining Stages of the Commission of Investigation (Irish Bank Resolution Corporation) Bill 2016 and Second Stage of the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2016 shall be taken tomorrow after the business already scheduled; and (4) that Question Time shall be taken at 6.30 p.m. tomorrow or at the conclusion of Second Stage of the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2016, whichever is earlier.

There is one proposal to be put to the House. Is the proposal to amend the arrangements agreed to by the House on Tuesday agreed to?

A request was made on the floor of the House yesterday that the speaking time allowed in the debate on the citizens’ assembly be increased from five minutes. It was agreed that it would be considered by the Business Committee.

It was and the Deputy will now have double the time proposed yesterday.

Is it now ten minutes?

Forty-five minutes was allowed yesterday and it is now proposed that there be 90 minutes available.

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for clarifying the matter.

Is the proposal agreed to? Agreed.