Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the Order of the Seanad today regarding the arrangements for the sitting of the Seanad on Friday, 17th December, 2021, is hereby discharged and that the following motion be substituted therefor:

(1) The Seanad shall meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, 17th December, 2021 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

Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021 [Dáil] – Report and Final Stages.

The proceedings on the Report and Final Stages of the Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021 [Dáil] shall be taken at 10 a.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 11.30 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.

Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 – Message from Dáil Éireann.

To be taken at 12 noon and the proceedings thereon shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 12.25 p.m.

Social Welfare Bill 2021 [Dáil] – Committee and Remaining Stages.

The proceedings on the Committee and Remaining Stages of the Social Welfare Bill 2021 [Dáil] shall be taken at 12.30 p.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 3 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.

Motion regarding the Earlier Signature of the Social Welfare Bill 2021 [Dáil].

The Motion regarding the Earlier Signature of the Social Welfare Bill 2021 [Dáil] shall be taken without debate on conclusion of the proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages of the Bill.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Friday, 17th December, 2021, shall adjourn until 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19th January, 2022.

Question put and agreed to.