Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Order of Business
Donie Cassidy (Fianna Fail)
The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re time limits for the Order of Business, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 2, motion re Council Framework Decision on combatting certain forms of racism and xenophobia, referred to committee, without debate, to be taken at the conclusion of No. 1; No. 3, statements on national waste strategy, to be taken at the conclusion of No. 2 and to adjourn not later than 5 p.m., with the contributions of spokespersons not to exceed ten minutes and those of all other Senators not to exceed eight minutes and on which Senators may share time; No. 13, Private Members' Business, motion No. 33, to be taken at the conclusion of No. 3 and to conclude not later than 7 p.m.
Regarding No. 1, I thank the party leaders for their co-operation. On Wednesdays of weeks where the Seanad sits for three days, Private Members' Business shall remain at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.