Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

(1) That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 1st June, 2021, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 4th June, 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

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) Amendment) Bill 2021 – Report (Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil) and Final Stages.

Subject to the passage by the Dáil of the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2021,and it being considered, by virtue of Article 20.2.2° of the Constitution, as a Bill initiated in the Dáil, the proceedings on Report and Final Stages shall commence at 9.30 a.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.15 a.m. 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.

Motion regarding the Earlier Signature of the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2021.

The motion regarding the Earlier Signature of the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2021 shall be taken, without debate, on the conclusion of the proceedings of the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2021.

Suspension of Sitting

On the conclusion of the Motion regarding the Earlier Signature of the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2021, the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes.

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 – Committee Stage (resumed).

The resumed proceedings on the Committee Stage of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 shall be taken on the resumption of the sitting, and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 3.15 p.m. 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; the proceedings shall be interrupted after two hours for 30 minutes to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of debate shall resume thereafter.

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of the proceedings on the Committee Stage of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021, the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes.

Motion regarding Housing.

The proceedings on the Motion regarding Housing 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, 4th June, 2021, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 14th June, 2021 in the Dáil Chamber.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 11.39 a.m. and resumed at 11.47 a.m.