In theory, the Bill is supposed to be referred to the Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 149(1).
Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee
That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure, Reform, and Taoiseach pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 149(1) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business.
Having said that, if it is the case, given what Deputy Ó Cuív has proposed and what the Minister of State has said, that the House wishes to proceed otherwise, then we can ask the Business Committee tomorrow if it will consider finding some time in the remaining two days to progress the Bill through Committee and Report Stages. I assume that would have the support of all sides of the House and there will not be significant amendments. It might be possible – I cannot say otherwise – to progress the Bill in that way. Generally, that would seem to meet the requirements of everyone. In the morning we will ask the Business Committee to consider amending the schedule to include Committee, Report and Final Stages. Is that generally agreed?
Yes, a Cheann Comhairle, it would be most helpful if the Business Committee could facilitate that.
We will try. I cannot give an definite undertaking but we will certainly try to do that given the importance of what we are about. I thank all Members for their co-operation.