Dáil debates

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

2:05 pm

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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Before proceeding to Question Time, I invite the Government Chief Whip, Deputy Paul Kehoe, to put a motion to the House.

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Department of An Taoiseach; Minister of State, Department of Defence; Wexford, Fine Gael)
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I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the business of the Dáil today:(a) there will be no Order of Business within the meaning of Standing Order 26;

(b) Leaders' Questions, Oral Questions to the Taoiseach and Private Notice Questions shall not be taken;

(c) matters may not be raised under the provisions of Standing Order 27A - Topical Issue matters, or Standing Order 32 - adjournment on a specific and important matter of public interest;

(d) on the conclusion of Oral Questions at 3.15 p.m., the House shall observe one minute's silence, followed by statements on the terrorist attack in Paris, which shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.30 p.m. and the following arrangements shall apply:
(i) statements by the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the leaders of the Fianna Fáil Party, Sinn Féin Party and the Technical Group or persons nominated in their stead, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed ten minutes in each case and such Members may share time;

(ii) statements by the Minister for Justice and Equality and spokespersons from Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed ten minutes in each case and such Members may share time;

(iii) statements by each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes and such Members may share time; and

(iv) a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply, which shall not exceed ten minutes;
(e) the business to be taken tomorrow after Oral Questions shall be Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2015 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2015 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; and Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 [Seanad] - Second Stage.

Question put and agreed to.