Business of Seanad

I have secured agreement from the Minister for Health, Deputy Leo Varadkar, for him to come to the House at 9 p.m. I, therefore, propose an amendment to the Order of Business that No. 73, non-Government motion No. 20 re transplant patient services, be taken after the Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill 2015 at 9 p.m. and conclude not later than 9.30 p.m., if not previously concluded, with the contribution of the proposer not to exceed four minutes, the contribution of the seconder not to exceed two minutes, the contributions of other Senators not to exceed two minutes, the proposer to reply at 9.23 p.m. and the Minister to be given five minutes in which to reply to the debate not later than 9.25 p.m; the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] - Report and Final Stages, be taken now and adjourned at 3 p.m., if not previously concluded; the Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill - Report and Final Stages, be taken at 8 p.m. and adjourned not later than 9 p.m., if not previously concluded.

On a point of procedure, the Minister is to respond to the debate after the proposer of the motion replies.

We can reverse the order. The Minister will have five minutes and the proposer two minutes at the end in which to reply to the debate.

Also, we are only taking Second Stage of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Appointments to Certain Offices) Bill today.

That is correct. I accepted that amendment to the Order of Business earlier.

Is the amendment to the Order of Business agreed to? Agreed.