Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 6th May 2016, and with effect from January 2018, the rota in which Questions shall be addressed to members of the Government under Standing Order 39(2) shall be as follows:

1. Minister for Defence

2. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

3. Minister for Finance

4. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

5. Minister for Education and Skills

6. Minister for Justice and Equality

7. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

8. Minister for Health

9. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

10. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

11. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport

12. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

13. Minister for Rural and Community Development

14. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

15. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

16. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,

save that on the first sitting day in January 2018, the Minister for Rural and Community Development shall take Questions for oral answer, following which the rota shall continue in numerical order with Questions to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and so on.”

Question put and agreed to.