Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

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

(1) On its rising today, the Seanad shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, in the Seanad Chamber and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Commencement matters shall be taken in accordance with Standing Order 29;

(b) Standing Order 30 shall stand suspended;

(c) There shall be no Order of Business;

(d) Matters on the Business of the Seanad shall be taken in accordance with Standing Order 16 (3) at 12 noon and shall be interrupted after 12 speakers, whereupon the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of speakers shall resume thereafter; provided that the 15 minutes suspension period shall not be reckoned in the overall time limit for this item of business;

(e) 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

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of Matters on the Business of the Seanad, the sitting shall be suspended until 1.30 p.m.;

Statements on Ag Climatise - The National Climate and Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector.

Statements on Ag Climatise - The National Climate and Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector shall be taken at 1.30 p.m. and shall adjourn at 3 p.m., with the opening statement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine not to exceed 10 minutes, the contributions of Group Spokespersons not to exceed 8 minutes, all other Senators not to exceed 5 minutes (time sharing shall not be permitted), and the Minister shall be given no less than 4 minutes to reply to the statements made on this day and the statements shall be thereupon adjourned; Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of Statements on Ag Climatise - The National Climate and Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector, the sitting shall be suspended until 3.30 p.m.;

Motion regarding Remuneration of Councillors.

The proceedings on the Motion regarding Remuneration of Councillors shall commence at 3.30 p.m., and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after two hours and any division demanded thereon shall be postponed until immediately after the Order of Business on Friday, 26th February, 2021. Proceedings on the Motion regarding Remuneration of Councillors shall be interrupted after 12 speakers, whereupon the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of speakers shall resume thereafter, provided that the 15 minutes suspension period shall not be reckoned in the overall time limit for this debate.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Friday, 26th February, 2021 in the Dáil Chamber.

Question put and agreed to.