An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

Today's business shall be No. 16, motion re report of the Sub-committee on Dáil Reform on the memorandum of understanding between the Government and Dáil Éireann on Private Members' Bills, including Standing Order changes; No. 10, Appropriation Bill 2018 - All Stages; No. 11, Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018 - All Stages; No. 34, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; No. 35, Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; No. 36, European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; No. 37, Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; No. 1, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - Amendments from the Seanad.

Private Members' business shall be Second Stage of No. 58, Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) (Amendment) Bill 2018, selected by Fianna Fáil.

Wednesday’s business shall be: No. 16a, motion re presentation and circulation of Revised Estimates 2019, referral to committee; No. 16b, motion re sittings and business for joint sitting on 21 January 2019; No. 38, statements post-European Council meeting of 13 and 14 December, pursuant to Standing Order 111; No. 35, Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages; No. 36, European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages; No. 1, Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - amendments from the Seanad; and No. 37, Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018 [Seanad] - Order for Report Stage and Report and Final Stages.

Private Members’ business shall be No. 211, motion re promoting cycling, selected by Fianna Fáil.

I refer to the report of the Business Committee, dated 13 December. In relation to today’s business, it is proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 10 p.m. and adjourn at the conclusion of Private Members’ business. Private Members’ business under Standing Order 143F for I4C will not be taken and in its place the Private Members’ business which had not been taken on 4 December shall be taken at the conclusion of Government business, or at 9.30 p.m., whichever is the earlier, and the rota shall continue unchanged. The proceedings on Second Stage of No. 58 shall conclude within two hours. No. 16 shall be taken without debate and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately. The proceedings on Second Stage of No. 10 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 85 minutes and any division demanded at the conclusion of Second Stage shall be taken immediately. The speeches of a Minister or a Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed ten minutes each, with a five-minute response from the Minister or the Minister of State. All Members may share time. The proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 15 minutes by one question which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. The proceedings on Second Stage of No. 11 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 40 minutes and any division demanded at the conclusion of Second Stage shall be taken immediately. Speeches on Second Stage shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or a Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed five minutes each and all Members may share time. Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 20 minutes by the Chair putting the questions necessary to bring them to a conclusion, forthwith and successively, without debate.

In relation to Wednesday’s business, it is proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m. and adjourn not later than 11.30 p.m., or at the conclusion of Government business, whichever is the earlier. Nos. 16a and 16b shall be taken without debate and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately. No. 38 shall commence immediately after Taoiseach’s Questions and be followed by the suspension of sitting under Standing Order 25(1) for one hour.

Statements shall be brought to a conclusion after two hours and 30 minutes, if not previously concluded. The speeches of the Minister and Minister of State and main spokespersons for the parties or groups, or a Member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed 15 minutes each. A Minister or Minister of State shall take the questions for a period not exceeding 20 minutes, with a ten-minute response from a Minister or Minister of State. All Members may share time. The Dáil, on its rising, shall adjourn until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019.

There are two proposals to put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with Tuesday's business agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Wednesday's business agreed to? Agreed.