An Ceann Comhairle:
I understand that this motion has been agreed with the Whips and will be decided on without debate.
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. F. O'Brien):
1. (a) That Radio Telefís Éireann be authorised to recommence experimental broadcasting of the proceedings of the Dáil and Oireachtas Committees on a pilot basis for a period of twelve months, provided that such broadcasting proves satisfactory throughout that period;
(b) that such broadcasting be reviewed on an on-going basis by the Committee on Procedure and Privileges;
(c) that such broadcasting be in any of the following forms:
(i) in edited form in Radio and Television News bulletins and current affairs programmes,
(ii) in edited form in a ‘Today in the Dáil/Oireachtas’ type programme,
(iii) in edited form in a ‘This week in the Committees’ type programme,
(d) that recordings should not be used in programmes of light entertainment, political satire or in party political broadcasts;
 (e) that copyright of the material be retained by the Houses of the Oireachtas;
(f) that Radio Telefís Éireann archive material in accordance with their usual practice;
(g) that Radio Telefís Éireann be empowered to sell the recordings to foreign broadcasting stations at an appropriate charge subject to a formal agreement between Radio Telefís Éireann and such foreign broadcasting stations that the recordings shall not be used in programmes of light entertainment, political satire or in party political broadcasts;
(h) that Radio Telefís Éireann devote a proportion of broadcasting coverage to proceedings of Oireachtas Committees; and
(i) that the Committee on Procedure and Privileges monitor progress of these arrangements and be the body to consider any complaints from Deputies about material broadcast.
2. That Radio Telefís Éireann be authorised to broadcast live on sound the debates on
(i) the motion or motions for the nomination of Taoiseach; and
(ii) the motion for the approval of the nomination by the Taoiseach of the other members of the Government
subject to the following conditions:—
(a) that each debate be broadcast in its entirety and not be interrupted by commentary, analysis or commercial breaks;
(b) that the debates may not be rebroadcast in whole or in part except as permitted in and subject to the conditions set out in paragraph I of this Order in so far as they relate to the broadcasting of Dáil proceedings.
The purpose of this motion is to continue the broadcasting arrangements which  were introduced in the previous Dáil and to enable today's proceedings to be broadcast live on radio. As you indicated, it is proposed by agreement that the motion be taken without debate.
Question put and agreed to.