Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Allocation of Time: Motion
"That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders:
(1) The Dáil shall adjourn not later than 6.30 p.m. tonight;
(2) The Second and Remaining Stages of the Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Bill 2009, shall be taken today and the following arrangements shall apply:
(i) the proceedings on the Second Stage, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 4 p.m. and the contributions shall be as follows:
(a) the speech of the Minister for Finance and the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party and the Labour Party shall not exceed 30 minutes in each case;
(b) the speech of each other member called upon shall not exceed 10 minutes in each case;
(c) members may share time; and
(d) the Minister for Finance shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which shall not exceed 10 minutes;
(ii) the proceedings on the Committee and Remaining Stages, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 6.30 p.m. 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."
Three amendments to the motion have been tabled. Amendment No. 2 is consequential on amendment No. 1. I call on Deputy Kenny, being the leader of the larger party, to move amendment No. a1 in his name.
I move amendment No. a1:
To delete "6.30 p.m." and insert "midnight".
Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand part of the main question", put and declared carried.