First, I must apologise to Members that the Order Paper is not in the exact order in which we will be taking business; there was a slight breakdown in communication yesterday between my office and the Seanad Office. If Senators would take their pens in their hands, I will indicate the Order of Business. It is as follows: Nos. 2,4, Nos. 1 and 3 together, Nos. 5 and 6. I will indicate what this means.
Item No. 2, which it is proposed to take first, is essentially a formal matter. It is the substantive motion in regard to a Joint Committee on Irish in regard to which the expediency motion was debated here recently. No. 4 is the receipt back of a Seanad amendment which was sent to the Dáil and further amended and which therefore we will discuss on Report. Item No. 1 is an order under the Ombudsman Act which we passed recently and the effect of which is to extend the scope of the Ombudsman's activities to local authorities and health boards, but also to An Post agus An Bord Telecom. It is suggested that No. 3 be taken with this because No. 3 is the extension of the remit of the Joint Committee on Commercial State-Sponsored Bodies to cover An Bord Telecom and An Post so that it means the two debates could, I think, be conveniently taken together. No. 5 is a Private Members' Bill in the name of Senator Brendan Ryan and No. 6 is a Private Members' Motion on the Health Services.
Before concluding I might say that the Dáil has this morning passed the Protection of Employees (Employer's Insolvency) Bill, 1984, which guarantees the wages of workers on the occasion of an insolvency in a company. I propose that we should take that Bill tomorrow morning so that its passage will not be delayed.