The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. 15b, motion re amendments to Standing Orders; No. 1, Data Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [Seanad] – Second Stage (resumed); No. 28, Sea Pollution (Hazardous and Noxious Substances) Bill, 2000 [Seanad] – Second Stage (resumed); and No. 29, Railway Safety Bill, 2001 – Second Stage (resumed).
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the proceedings on No. 15b: the proceedings, including any amendments put thereto, shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 20 minutes by one question which shall be put from the Chair; the speeches, not exceeding five minutes in each case, shall be confined to the Government Chief Whip and the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party, the technical group and the Labour Party; and the Dáil on its rising today shall adjourn until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 5 November 2002.