Business of Seanad

I understand the Leader wishes to propose an amendment to the Order of Business.

I propose that No. 2, statements on the second interim report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes, be adjourned not later than 4.30 p.m.; that No. 3, the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] - Report and Final Stages, be taken at 4.30 p.m.; that No. 4, statements on childhood obesity, shall conclude not later than 6.30 p.m. and that No. 5, Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017 - Second Stage, shall be taken on the conclusion of No. 4. Given the nature of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014, it may be necessary to make further changes later.

On a point of clarification, is the time for statements on the second interim report of the Commission on Mother and Baby homes reduced?

Everything is being moved forward because of the additional time spent on the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016. Is that agreed? Agreed.