Wednesday, 26 May 2004
Business of Seanad.
Changes were made this morning to tomorrow's schedule, but urgent legislation will come before the House tomorrow. While a revised schedule will be available tomorrow I am conscious of Senators' wishes to give some thought tonight to what they will do tomorrow and, in that regard the schedule shall be: 10.30 a.m. Order of Business; 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Child Trafficking and Pornography (Amendment) Bill 2004 — all Stages; there will be a sos from 12.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Bill 2004 — all Stages; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Health Amendment Bill 2004 — Committee Stage and, 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Compellability, Privileges and Immunities of Witnesses) (Amendment) Bill 2004 — all Stages. The debate on Seanad reform will take place next Wednesday and two and a half hours will be allowed for it.
I thank the Leader for her statement. However, it is important to make the following point to the Government side. Two emergency pieces of legislation will tomorrow be brought before this House. It is vitally important that Members on all sides see the published Bills before they are brought to the House. I understand the time constraints are difficult because the matter has just been determined in the past half an hour. It is important——