An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

I call Deputy Duncan Smith to announce the Order of Business for today.

The business today shall be as set out in the third revised Report of the Business Committee dated 30 April 2020. In relation to today's business, it is proposed that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the only business to be taken shall be the business as set out in the third revised Report of the Business Committee, with no Questions on Promised Legislation; between each item of business, the House shall suspend for a period not exceeding five minutes; No. 4, statements and questions and answers on Covid-19 to the Taoiseach, shall not exceed 100 minutes, with each party or group having ten minutes, and the Taoiseach may make a concluding statement which shall not exceed five minutes; No. 3a, motion re membership of the Committee on Procedure, No. 3b, motion re proposed authorisation by Dáil Éireann for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives, and No. 3c, motion re quorum, shall be taken without debate and any division demanded thereon shall be taken immediately; No. 5, statement by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and questions and answers on business supports for Covid-19, shall consist of an opening statement by a Minister or Minister of State of ten minutes, followed by questions and answers not exceeding 110 minutes, with questions and answers from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin not exceeding 15 minutes each, and all other parties or groups not exceeding ten minutes each; No. 6, statement by the Minister for Health and questions and answers on Covid-19 shall consist of an opening statement by a Minister or Minister of State of ten minutes, followed by questions and answers not exceeding 110 minutes, with questions and answers from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin not exceeding 15 minutes each and all other parties or groups not exceeding ten minutes each; No. 7, statement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and questions and answers on Covid-19 shall consist of an opening statement by a Minister or Minister of State of ten minutes, followed by questions and answers not exceeding 110 minutes, with questions and answers from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin Members not exceeding 15 minutes each and all other parties or groups not exceeding ten minutes each; and No. 8, the Dáil shall adjourn on the concluding statement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and questions and answers on Covid-19 until 12 noon on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

Is the proposal set out by the Deputy for today's business agreed? Agreed.