Before going to the Order of Business, I feel Members of this House would like to join with me in deploring the outrage that occurred in Brighton at the end of last week in which a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom was killed and a member of the British Cabinet was injured.
In regard to the Order of Business for today, it is proposed to take Nos. 1, 2 and 3. If No. 3 is reached before 5.30 p.m., no break will be taken and it is proposed that 90 minutes be devoted to the discussion of No. 3. If No. 3 is not reached by 5.30 p.m., it is proposed to adjourn from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and to take No. 3 from 6.30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Following the Adjournment of the House the last day there were representations from some Members that the House should not meet today as ordered because of the elections to Údarás na Gaeltachta. Following discussions among groups in the House, it was decided we should go ahead but, by agreement, there would be no votes, other than any necessary votes in regard to the conduct of business today. Accordingly, I propose as part of our Order of Business that if any vote arises on any of the questions that will be put at the conclusion of either Nos. 1, 2 and 3, it shall be taken on the next sitting day.