I propose, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that immediately following the taking of Topical Issues today No. a30, a statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality re justice issues, shall be taken. The statement of the Minister shall not exceed ten minutes, following which each party or group in opposition shall have six minutes each and the six minutes shall consist of alternating questions and answers, each of which shall not exceed one minute. The Minister shall have five minutes for a statement on conclusion and the opening statement. The questions and answers and the concluding statement shall not exceed 57 minutes in total.
On Thursday, following the motion re European Defence Agency, No. a11, motion re proposed authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives, shall be taken and shall conclude within 24 minutes. Speeches shall be confined to a single round of three minutes each by a Government representative and the main spokespersons for parties or groups. Any division demanded shall be taken immediately and all Members may share time. The weekly voting block shall take place on the conclusion of the motion.