Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or today's Order of Business that statements on the allocation of home help hours will be taken tomorrow, 12 June 2019, after the conclusion of proceedings on Report and Final Stages of the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018. This item will conclude after 87 minutes, if not previously concluded. The statements shall be confined to a single round by a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties and groups or a Member nominated in their stead, which shall not exceed five minutes each. Following the statements, each party or group in opposition will have six minutes in total for questions and answers with a five-minute response from a Minister or Minister of State. All Members may share time.

Is that agreed?

At what time tomorrow?

After the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018.

I missed the beginning.

It was proposed to provide 87 minutes tomorrow for statements on home care and for questions and answers.

How long is a piece of string? I do not know.

We need to know.

It will begin after the legislation is dealt with.

We have Report Stage of two Bills. There are no amendments so they should be dealt with speedily. The statements will begin after that. I cannot give an exact time.

Will the Minister of State give a rough estimate? When do the Bills start?

It will be roughly 7.30 p.m.

The Bills start at 7.30 p.m.

No, the statements will begin at 7.30 p.m.

Is the Minister of State's proposal agreed? Agreed.