Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sittings of the Seanad on 30th November and 1st, 2nd and 3rd December, 2020:

(1) The Seanad shall meet in the Dáil Chamber at 2 p.m. on Monday, 30th November, 2020 and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Standing Orders 29 and 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

Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019 [Dáil] – Committee and Remaining Stages.

The Committee and Remaining Stages of the Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019 [Dáil] shall commence at 2 p.m.

Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 – Committee and Remaining Stages.

The Committee and Remaining Stages of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 shall be taken on conclusion of the Committee and Remaining Stages of the Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019 [Dáil].

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of the proceedings on the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020, the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes.

Planning and Development Bill 2020 – Committee Stage.

The Committee Stage of the Planning and Development Bill 2020 shall be taken on the resumption of the sitting, and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 3 hours, by one Question, which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Government.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Monday, 30th November, 2020, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) The Order of Business shall be proposed at 10.30 a.m. in the Dáil Chamber;

(b) Commencement matters shall be taken at 1.30 p.m. in the Seanad Chamber, and up to six matters may be selected by the Cathaoirleach for discussion;

(c) Business ordered to be taken subsequent to Commencement matters, shall be taken in the Seanad Chamber.

(3) The Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 1st December, 2020, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 in the Dáil Chamber, and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Commencement matters shall be taken at 10.30 a.m. and up to six matters may be selected by the Cathaoirleach for discussion;

(b) The Order of Business shall be proposed at 12 noon;

(4) The Seanad on its rising on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 in the Dáil Chamber and the following arrangements shall apply:-

(a) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;

(b) the Order of Business shall be proposed at 9.30 a.m.”

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 12.32 p.m. and resumed at 1 p.m.