Arrangements for Sitting of the House: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business:

(1) the Seanad shall meet in the Dáil Chamber at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 28th July, 2020, and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Standing Order 30 shall stand suspended;

(b) there shall be no Order of Business;

(c) the business to be taken shall be confined to the items set out in the Schedule to this paragraph and, accordingly, no other business shall be taken unless the Seanad shall otherwise order on motion made by the Leader of the House or such other Senator as she may authorise in that behalf.

Schedule

Motion regarding the earlier signature of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Bill 2020.

Subject to the passage by the Dáil of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Bill 2020, the motion regarding the earlier signature of that Bill shall be taken at the commencement of business without debate.

Statements on Tourism.

Statements on Tourism shall be taken on the conclusion of the Motion regarding the earlier signature of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) 2020 Bill, and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 12.30 p.m., with the contribution of Group Spokespersons not to exceed 8 minutes, the contribution of all other Senators not to exceed 6 minutes and the Minister to be given no less than 8 minutes to reply to the debate.

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of Statements on Tourism, the sitting shall suspend until 1 p.m.

Statements on Education.

Statements on Education shall commence at 1 p.m. and shall, if not previously concluded be brought to a conclusion at 3 p.m., with the contribution of Group Spokespersons not to exceed 8 minutes, the contribution of all other Senators not to exceed 6 minutes and the Minister to be given no less than 8 minutes to reply to the debate.

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of Statements on Education, the sitting shall suspend until 3.30 p.m.

Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 – All Stages.

The proceedings on the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 shall commence at 3.30 p.m., with the contribution of Group Spokespersons on the debate at Second Stage not to exceed 8 minutes, the contribution of all other Senators not to exceed 5 minutes and the Minister to be given no less than 8 minutes to reply; Committee and Remaining Stages to be taken immediately thereafter.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 28th July, 2020, shall adjourn until 1p.m. on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 in the Dáil Chamber.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 11.20 a.m. and resumed at 11.45 a.m.