I am sure every Member of the House will join me in expressing our sympathy with our fellow European citizens, the parents and relatives of the Belgian children killed in yesterday's tragic accident. Perhaps we might convey our sentiments to the Belgian ambassador on behalf of the House.
It is proposed to take No. 21, statements on symphysiotomy. It is proposed that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the proceedings on the statements on symphysiotomy shall, if not previously concluded be concluded at 1.30 p.m. today and the following arrangements shall apply: the statement of a Minister or Minister of State and of the main spokesperson for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case, the statements of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes, Members may share time, and a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply which shall not exceed five minutes.