Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

(1) That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 25th May, 2021, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 28th May, 2021, in the Dáil Chamber, and unless otherwise ordered, 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

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 –Committee Stage.

The proceedings on the Committee Stage of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 shall commence at 9.30 a.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be adjourned at 4 p.m.; the proceedings shall be interrupted at 11.30 a.m. for 15 minutes and at 1.45 p.m. for 30 minutes whereupon the sitting shall be suspended on each such occasion to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of debate shall resume thereafter;

Suspension of Sitting.

On the adjournment or conclusion, as the case may be, of the proceedings on the Committee Stage of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021, the sitting shall be suspended until 4.15 p.m., or for 15 minutes after such adjournment or conclusion, whichever is the later;

Motion regarding Search and Rescue Services.

The proceedings on the Motion regarding Search and Rescue Services shall be taken on the resumption of the sitting, and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after two hours.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Friday, 28th May, 2021, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 31st May, 2021 in the Dáil Chamber."

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 11.29 a.m. and resumed at 11.45 a.m.