Business of Seanad.

I ask the acting Leader of the House to confirm that the longstanding arrangement whereby pairs are available for Ministers will continue and that no change has taken place. The Minister, prior to the Adjournment, left the House for a vote and I ask the acting Leader to confirm that the arrangement to facilitate the Seanad has not changed.

My understanding is that whenever there is a vote in the House the Minister present in this Chamber does not have to leave the House. He or she is automatically paired.