Today’s business shall be No. 8, motion re Standing Orders 39 and 95; No. 13, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 (Seanad), Second Stage, resumed; No. 3, Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016, Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and No. 14, statements on Calais. Tomorrow's Government business shall be No. 13, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 (Seanad), Second Stage, resumed; No. 15, Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016, Second Stage, resumed; and No. 3, Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016, Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. No. 22, Public Holidays (Lá na Poblachta) Bill 2016, Second Stage, will be taken in the evening slot.
I refer Members to the report of the Business Committee dated 27 October 2016. In regard to today’s business, there are four proposals. It is proposed that No. 8, motion re Standing Orders 39 and 95, shall be taken without debate; there will be no Taoiseach's parliamentary questions and ordinary oral questions shall take place on the conclusion of the Order of Business; there shall be no suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25; and the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of No. 14, statements on Calais, which shall take place at 8 p.m. and which shall be brought to a conclusion after two hours and five minutes. In regard to the statements on Calais, a Minister or Minister or State and the main spokespersons for parties and groups, or a member nominated in their stead, may speak for 15 minutes each, and there shall be a five minute wrap-up by a Minister or Minister of State. All Members may share time and there shall be no Private Members’ business.
In regard to divisions this week, it is proposed that any division demanded which would normally take place in the weekly division time tomorrow, Thursday, 3 November, shall be deferred to the weekly division time on Thursday, 10 November.