Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion

I move:

(1) In relation to the sitting of the Dáil on Tuesday, 11th October 2016, the following arrangements shall apply:

(i) the Dáil shall sit later than 10 p.m. and the motion for the General Financial Resolution shall be moved not later than 12 midnight whereupon the Dáil shall adjourn forthwith;

(ii) the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the Budget Statements and the Financial Motions by the Minister for Finance:

(a) the opening statements of the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform shall not exceed 45 minutes in each case;

(b) the statements of the main spokespersons for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, AAA-PBP, Independents 4 Change, the Rural Independent Group, and the Social Democrats-Green Party Group, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed an aggregate of 60 minutes in each case, and such members may share their time;

(c) following the statements, the sitting shall be suspended for 30 minutes.

(2) In relation to the sittings of the Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday, 12th and 13th October 2016, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the resumed debate on the General Financial Resolution:

(i) the speech of the Taoiseach and of the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, AAA-PBP, Independents 4 Change, the Rural Independent Group, and the Social Democrats-Green Party Group, or persons nominated in their stead, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed 30 minutes in each case; and such members may share their time;

(ii) notwithstanding the previous Order of the Dáil, the sitting shall be suspended on the conclusion of the leaders' speeches until 5.30 p.m.;

(iii) the speech of each other Member called upon, who may share their time, shall not exceed 20 minutes in each case;

(iv) the debate, if not previously concluded, shall adjourn at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

(3) There shall be no block voting time on Thursday, 13th October 2016, and any votes claimed after the block voting time today shall be taken at the block voting time on Thursday, 20th October 2016.

(4) There shall be a PQ rota swap motion taken today without debate after Questions on Promised Legislation.

Question put and agreed to.