I welcome the Minister for Finance, his officials and officials from the Revenue Commissioners. The select committee will consider Committee Stage of the Finance Bill, 2001, in accordance with the timetable agreed in the Dáil on Thursday, 1 March. If proceedings have not been concluded by the stated time they shall be brought to a conclusion by one question which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Finance or a Minister of State nominated as substitute on his behalf. When a division is claimed other than on a question put as provided for in paragraph (1) of the order of the Dáil of 1 March, the taking of such division and the putting of any question contingent thereon shall be postponed until (a) immediately before the time next appointed for the putting of a question in accordance with paragraph (1), or (b) in the event of such question not being put when proceedings in committee on the matters which would have been decided by the putting of such question have been otherwise completed.
I ask for the co-operation of members in dealing with the chapters or sections of the Bill as indicated. With the agreement of members, the select committee will take a sos from 1 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. and shall conclude at 6 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.
We will start tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 March, at 10.30 a.m., take a sos between 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. We will start on Thursday, 8 March, at 10.30 a.m., take a sos between 12.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.
The list of amendments has been circulated.