Thursday, 2 December 2021
Sitting Arrangements: Motion
That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business:
(1) The Seanad shall meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, 3rd December, 2021 and the following arrangements shall apply: (a) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;
(b) there shall be no Order of Business;
(c) the business to be taken shall be confined to the item set out in the Schedule to this paragraph and, accordingly, no other business shall be taken unless the Seanad shall otherwise order on motion made by the Leader of the House or such other Senator as she may authorise in that behalf.ScheduleHealth (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 [Dáil] – All Stages.
Subject to the passage by the Dáil of the Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 [Dáil], the proceedings on all Stages shall be taken at 10 a.m.and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 12.30 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 Government; the opening contribution of the Minister at the debate on Second Stage shall not exceed 10 minutes, the contribution of Group Spokespersons shall not exceed 7 minutes, the contribution of all other Senators shall not exceed 4 minutes and the Minister shall be given no less than 10 minutes to reply to the debate; Committee and Remaining Stages shall be taken immediately on the conclusion of Second Stage. (2) The Seanad on its rising on Friday, 3rd December, 2021, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 7th December, 2021.