Business of Seanad.

Before you call the next business, on the question of the Order of Business of the House, we are now, as ordered this morning, going to proceed with the Companies Bill. With regard to the two other items we have an our Order Paper for today, the Air Pollution Bill and the Garda Síochána (Complaints) Bill, Deputy Avril Doyle, Minister of State of the Department of the Environment, is engaged in the Dáil. If she is free at the conclusion of the Second Stage of the Companies Bill then we will take the Air Pollution Bill. If she is still engaged in the Dáil it will be necessary to move to the Garda Síochána (Complaints) Bill.

I understand we are sitting late tonight. It is quite clear now how many of us will participate in the debate. Some of us have been here since 10.30 a.m. I presume the staff and Senators who are here would welcome a break. The Minister has been here since 10.30 a.m. and in fairness, I ask that we break for tea.

If it is the wish of Members that this should be done then we will do so. I realise that today, and many other days, the burden is falling on fewer than 60 pairs of shoulders in the House. It is a perfectly reasonable request. We will see how this Second Stage debate progresses and will suspend the sitting for one hour at some convenient time.