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Business of Dáil (Continued)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 861 No. 1

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett I propose to-----

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins Can we have a written copy of that please? It is a different version from what we were given at the door and there is a lot in it.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Could we circulate it? We will circulate it.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins We need to circulate it now.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Do not panic. We will wait until the document is circulated to allow-----

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe Should I read it again? A version has already been circulated via e-mail.

Deputy Ann Phelan: Information on Ann Phelan Zoom on Ann Phelan At 12.37 p.m.

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe At 12.37 p.m.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins This was what was at the door for Deputies coming into the Chamber. I assumed this was the Government's programme. It is not what the Chief Whip read out.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Is the Deputy talking about the Order of Business for later or is he talking about the arrangements? This is just the arrangements for-----

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins I understood the arrangements for the motion of confidence. Then the other business for the day was gone through very quickly and it is important we know what is being proposed.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett This is dealing with the arrangements-----

Deputy Jerry Buttimer: Information on Jerry Buttimer Zoom on Jerry Buttimer It is in the Deputy's e-mail.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett -----for the motion of confidence first, including the time allocated to each group. It then goes on to state that the order shall resume with Leaders' Questions, Oral Questions to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Topical Issues and then Private Members' business shall be taken on the conclusion of Topical Issues.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins Correct, and then the-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett It is a mini order of business if one likes.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins The Report Stage of the-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett No. That is to be dealt with later on the Order of Business.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins It would have been helpful if all that had been in the paper we were given.

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe A Cheann Comhairle,-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Would you please go through it again.

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe Can I be helpful here?

(Interruptions).

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please, be quiet, will you?

Deputy Alan Farrell: Information on Alan Farrell Zoom on Alan Farrell The Deputy cannot be wasting our time.

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe This was circulated at 12.37 p.m. to every Member of the House.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Would you read it out again?

Deputy Paul Kehoe: Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe I will read it slowly this time for some people.

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight; the sitting shall now suspend until 2.30 p.m. and the business to be transacted then shall be the motion of confidence in the Taoiseach and the Government, and the proceedings thereon shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after three hours and the following arrangements shall apply: the speeches of the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group, or persons nominated in their stead, who shall be called upon in that order, shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case and such Members may share their time, the speech of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes in each case and such Members may share their time, a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply which shall not exceed five minutes, and the order shall resume with Leaders' Questions; Oral Questions to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht shall be taken following the Order of Business for 75 minutes; Topical Issues shall be taken on the conclusion of Oral Questions; and Private Members' business shall be taken on the conclusion of Topical Issues for 90 minutes.


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