Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that —

(a) in relation to Thursday, 22nd October, 2020—

(i) the business to be transacted shall be as follows:

(I) questions to the Minister for Justice and Equality pursuant to Standing Order 46(1)(b);

(II) Motion re Extension of Sunset Clause for Part 5 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020;

(III) Motion re Extension of Sunset Clause for Part 3 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020;

(IV) Leaders' Questions pursuant to Standing Order 36;

(V) Questions on Promised Legislation pursuant to Standing Order 35(3);

(VI) Railway Safety (Reporting and Investigation of Serious Accidents, Accidents and Incidents Involving Certain Railways) Bill 2020 – Committee and Remaining Stages;

(VII) Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020 [Seanad] – Committee and Remaining Stages;

(VIII) Residential Tenancies Bill 2020 [working title] – All Stages;

(IX) Revised Estimates for Public Services 2020 [Votes 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36 and 42];

(X) the weekly division time, and

(ii) the following arrangements shall apply:

(I) the Dáil shall meet at 9 a.m. in the Convention Centre, when it shall take questions to the Minister for Justice and Equality, and shall sit later than 7.35 p.m., adjourning on the conclusion of weekly division time;

(II) the Motion re Extension of Sunset Clause for Part 5 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020, shall be brought to a conclusion within 45 minutes, and shall be confined to a single round of speeches by a Minister of Minister of State and all parties and groups in Opposition which shall not exceed 5 minutes each, followed by a 5-minute wrap-up by a Minister or Minister of State, and all members may share time;

(III) the Motion re Extension of Sunset Clause for Part 3 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020, shall be brought to a conclusion within 145 minutes, with the arrangements for speaking in accordance with those agreed by Order of the Dáil of 30th July, 2020 for 135 minutes, followed by a 10-minute wrap-up by a Minister or Minister of State, and all members may share time;

(IV) Committee and Remaining Stages of the Railway Safety (Reporting and Investigation of Serious Accidents, Accidents and Incidents involving Certain Railways) Bill 2020, shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion within 75 minutes by one question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Transport;

(V) Committee and Remaining Stages of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020 [Seanad], shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion within 3 hours 45 minutes by one question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth;

(VI) in relation to the Residential Tenancies Bill 2020 [working title], Second Stage shall be brought to a conclusion within 105 minutes, with arrangements for speaking in accordance with those agreed by Order of the Dáil of 30th July, 2020, save that the times shall be halved in each instance, and with any division demanded on the second reading motion to be taken immediately, and Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion within 90 minutes by one question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage;

(VII) Revised Estimates for Public Services 2020 [Votes 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36 and 42] shall be moved together and decided without debate by one question, and any division thereon shall be taken immediately;

(VIII) the weekly division time shall be taken on the conclusion of the proceedings on the Revised Estimates;

(IX) topical issues pursuant to Standing Order 37 shall not be taken; and

(X) no private member's Bill or Committee report pursuant to Standing Order 159(2) shall be taken, and

(b) in relation to Friday, 23rd October, 2020, the Dáil shall meet at 10.30 a.m. in the Convention Centre Dublin, and—

(i) the business to be transacted shall be as follows:

(I) Health (Amendment) Bill 2020 [working title] – All Stages;

(II) Statements on the Level 5 response to Covid-19 [working title];

(III) topical issues pursuant to Standing Order 37; and

(IV) Forestry (Planning Permission) (Amendment) Bill 2018 – Second Stage, and

(ii) the following arrangements shall apply:

(I) in relation to the Health (Amendment) Bill 2020 [working title], Second Stage shall be brought to a conclusion within 3 hours and 30 minutes, with arrangements for speaking in accordance with those agreed by Order of the Dáil of 30th July, 2020, and with any division demanded on the second reading motion to be taken immediately, and Committee and Remaining Stages shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion within 90 minutes by one question, which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Health;

(II) the Statements on the Level 5 response to Covid-19 [working title] shall brought to a conclusion within 3 hours and 30 minutes, with arrangements for speaking in accordance with those agreed by Order of the Dáil of 30th July, 2020, for 200 minutes, followed by a 10-minute wrap-up by a Minister or Minister of State, and all members may share time;

(III) topical issues shall be taken for 48 minutes on the conclusion of the Statements;

(IV) the Second Stage of the Forestry (Planning Permission) (Amendment) Bill 2018 shall be taken on the conclusion of topical issues for 75 minutes, and the arrangements for speaking shall be in accordance with those contained in Standing Order 160; and

(V) the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of the Second Stage of the Forestry (Planning Permission) (Amendment) Bill 2018 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020.

Question put:
The Dáil divided: Tá, 26; Níl, 13; Staon, 0.

  • Burke, Colm.
  • Burke, Peter.
  • Byrne, Thomas.
  • Cahill, Jackie.
  • Calleary, Dara.
  • Chambers, Jack.
  • Collins, Niall.
  • Creed, Michael.
  • Crowe, Cathal.
  • Dillon, Alan.
  • Duffy, Francis Noel.
  • Durkan, Bernard J.
  • Farrell, Alan.
  • Flaherty, Joe.
  • Harris, Simon.
  • Lowry, Michael.
  • McAuliffe, Paul.
  • McHugh, Joe.
  • Murphy, Eoghan.
  • Murphy, Verona.
  • Naughton, Hildegarde.
  • Noonan, Malcolm.
  • O'Sullivan, Christopher.
  • O'Sullivan, Pádraig.
  • Ó Cathasaigh, Marc.
  • Shanahan, Matt.

Níl

  • Andrews, Chris.
  • Barry, Mick.
  • Carthy, Matt.
  • Donnelly, Paul.
  • Ellis, Dessie.
  • Healy-Rae, Danny.
  • Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig.
  • Ó Broin, Eoin.
  • Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh.
  • Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.
  • Pringle, Thomas.
  • Quinlivan, Maurice.
  • Ward, Mark.

Staon

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Brendan Griffin and Jack Chambers; Níl, Deputies Eoin Ó Broin and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.
Question declared carried.
Sitting suspended at 11.20 p.m. and resumed at 11.37 p.m.