Seanad debates

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

4:35 pm

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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I move:

That Seanad Éireann agrees with the recommendation of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges that, in accordance with Standing Order 57(2) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, David Begg, General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions be invited to address Seanad Éireann on 25 September, 2013 and the following arrangements shall apply. The proceedings, which shall not exceed two hours, shall consist of a speech by the Cathaoirleach welcoming Mr. Begg, an address by Mr. Begg, a contribution not exceeding five minutes by the spokesperson of each group and a contribution not exceeding two minutes from a Sinn Féin Senator, at the conclusion of which Mr. Begg will reply to questions (which shall not exceed one minute in each case) from members in accordance with the schedule below, and a concluding contribution will be made by the Leader of the House.
Fine Gael Senators: 2 questions
Fianna Fáil Senators: 2 questions
Labour Senators: 2 questions
Taoiseach Nominees: 2 questions
University Senators: 2 questions
Sinn Féin Senators: 1 question.

Question put and agreed to.