Visit of British Prime Minister: Motion.

I move:

That, to welcome the Right Honourable Mr. Tony Blair M.P., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on the occasion of his visit to Ireland, and to mark his visit in a signal manner, the Seanad shall be enjoined with the Dáil to constitute a Joint Sitting of both Houses of the Oireachtas be held in the Dáil Chamber on 26th November, 1998; that for the purposes of such joint sitting the Chairman shall be the Ceann Comhairle; that the proceedings at such joint sitting shall consist of a speech by the Ceann Comhairle welcoming the Prime Minister, the address by the Prime Minister and a speech of thanks by the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad for the address; and that the time for such joint sitting shall be 10.30 a.m. and the ordinary routine of business shall commence not later than 2 p.m.

Question put and agreed to.