Thursday, 19 December 2013
Sitting Arrangements: Motion
That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, on Friday, 20th December, 2013, the Seanad shall meet at 10.00 a.m. and the following arrangements shall apply:(a) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;
(b) there shall be no Order of Business; and
(c) the business to be taken shall be confined to –(i) all Stages of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2013 the debate on which shall be brought to a conclusion at 11.30 a.m., if not previously concluded, by the putting of one question from the Chair which shall, in relation to amendments include only those amendments set down by the Government and with the contributions of each Group Spokesperson on the Second Stage debate not to exceed 8 minutes and of every other Senator not to exceed 5 minutes; andNo 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 he may authorise in that behalf.
(ii) the resumed debate on Committee Stage of the Local Government Reform Bill 2013 which shall be taken at the conclusion of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2013, and which shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 3.30 p.m. by the putting of one question from the Chair which shall, in relation to amendments include only those amendments set down by the Government,