Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the Seanad on its rising on Monday, 26th April, 2021, shall adjourn until 10 a.m. on Friday, 30th April, 2021, in the Dáil Chamber, and unless otherwise ordered, the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Statements on Business and Covid-19.

Statements on Business and Covid-19 shall commence at 10 a.m., and shall adjourn at 12 noon, with the opening statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment not to exceed 10 minutes, the contribution of all Senators not to exceed 5 minutes, and the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to be given no less than 10 minutes to reply to the statements made on that day and the statements shall be thereupon adjourned;

(b) Commencement matters shall be taken at 12.15 p.m.;

(c) Standing Order 30 shall stand suspended;

(d) the Order of Business shall be proposed at 1.45 p.m.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 1.11 p.m. and resumed at 1.33 p.m.