Order of Business

Tuesday’s business shall be No. a16, motion re Standing Orders 61, 62 and 64; No. 16, motion re report of Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport under Standing Order 114 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on streamlining measures for advancing the realisation of the trans-European transport network – COM (2018) 277; No. 31, Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2018 - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages; No. 1, Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 - amendments from the Seanad; No. 32, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages; and No. 9, Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.

Wednesday’s business shall be No. 32, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 31, Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2018 - Report and Final Stages (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 1, Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 - amendments from the Seanad (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 2, Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Second and Subsequent Stages; No. 10, Children and Family Relationships Bill 2018 - all Stages; No. 33, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed); and No. 9, Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 - Second Stage (resumed), if not previously concluded. Private Members’ business shall be No. 195, motion re implications of Brexit for Irish ports, as selected by Fianna Fáil.

Thursday’s business shall be No. 16a, motion re statement of Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission; No. 17, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Reservation of vocational training places) Order 2018 - back from committee; No. 18, motion re air service agreements with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - back from committee; No. 19, motion re regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on European production and preservation orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters - COM (2018) 225; No. 54, Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 in the name of Deputy Thomas Pringle - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages; Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 in the name of Deputy Alan Kelly - amendments from the Seanad; No. 2, Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Second and Subsequent Stages (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 10, Children and Family Relationships Bill 2018 - all Stages (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 33, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed), if not previously concluded; Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 - amendments from the Seanad; and No. 34, statements on Northern Ireland and Brexit.

In relation to Tuesday’s business, it is proposed that (1) the Dáil shall sit later than 10. p.m. and adjourn not later than 11.30 p.m.; (2) Nos. a16 and 16 shall be taken without debate; and (3) Private Members’ business, under Standing Order 143F, for the Social Democrats-Green Party Group will not be taken on Tuesday. However, the rota shall continue as if it had with Fianna Fáil’s Private Members’ business on Wednesday.

In relation to Wednesday's business, it is proposed that (1) the Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m. and adjourn not later than 11.30 p.m.; and (2) any division demanded on any proceedings relating to Nos. 2 and 10 shall be taken immediately. Second and Subsequent Stages shall be brought to a conclusion within two hours and the following arrangements shall apply: (i) the proceedings on Second Stage shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 1 hour and 55 minutes; the opening speech of a Minister or a Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties and groups, or a member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed ten minutes in each case; in the second round the Government and the parties and groups shall be called in the same sequence, with the speech of each Member called not to exceed three minutes; Members may share time; and a Minister or a Minister of State shall be called to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes; and (ii) at the conclusion of Second Stage, Committee and Remaining Stages shall be decided without further debate by one question which shall be put from the Chair.

(3) Any division demanded on any proceedings relating to the Second Stage of No. 10 shall be taken immediately. Second Stage and Remaining Stages shall be brought to a conclusion within 2.5 hours and the following arrangements shall apply: (i) the proceedings on the Second Stage shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 1 hour and 55 minutes; the opening speech of a Minister or Minister of State and of the main spokespersons for parties and groups, or a Member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed ten minutes in each case; on the second round, the Government and the parties and groups shall be called upon in the same sequence, with the speech of each Member called upon not to exceed three minutes; Members may share time; and a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes; and (ii) on the conclusion of Second Stage, the proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 30 minutes by one question which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Health.

In relation to Thursday’s business, it is proposed that: (1) The Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. and shall adjourn not later than 10.48 p.m.; (2) Nos. 16a, 17, 18 and 19 shall be taken without debate; (3) No. 54 shall be taken in Government time and shall commence after the sos and to adjourn after two hours, if not previously concluded, and not to resume that day; (4) No. 34 shall commence after Topical Issue matters and shall be brought to a conclusion after 85 minutes. Statements shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead for a period not exceeding ten minutes each with five-minute response from the Minister or Minister of State and all Members may share time; (5) No Private Members’ Bill shall be taken under Standing Order 140A and no committee report shall be taken under Standing Order 91(2); (6( Notwithstanding anything in Standing Order 41, the priority question rota set out in that Standing Order shall resume on day 2 on Tuesday ,18 September 2018; and (7) The Dáil on it rising shall adjourn until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

I thank the Deputy for that extensive report.