Business of Seanad: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, on Friday, 8 July 2011, the Seanad shall meet at 10.30 a.m. and, unless it shall be otherwise ordered, on motion made by the Leader of the House or such other Senator as he may authorise in that behalf:

(a) the business to be taken shall be confined to the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2011, the motion of concurrence with the earlier signature of that Bill by the President and, subject to the completion of Committee Stage of the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2011 today, Report and Final Stages of that Bill;

(b)(i) the proceedings of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill, 2011, the motion of concurrence with the earlier signature of that Bill by the President and the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2011, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at the times indicated in the schedule to this paragraph, by one question in each case, which shall be put from the Chair, and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only amendments set down by the Government; provided that if a division or claim therefor is in progress at the time indicated, the question shall be put as soon as possible thereafter.

(ii) the contributions of group spokespersons on the Second Stage debate of the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2011 shall not exceed ten minutes and the contributions of all other Senators shall not exceed six minutes.

Schedule

Proceedings:

To conclude by:

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2011 (Second Stage): 1.00 p.m.

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2011 (Remaining Stages) and Earlier Signature Motion: 3.30 p.m.

Defence (Amendment) Bill, 2011 (Report and Final Stages): 5.00 p.m.

(c) the sitting shall be suspended from 1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.; and

(d) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended.

Question put and agreed to.