Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Select Committee on Justice and Equality
Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Bill 2019: Committee Stage
Apologies have been received from Deputy Howlin.
This is the first meeting of this select committee to consider legislation. This is first our engagement with the new Minister of State at the Department of Justice with special responsibility for law reform, Deputy James Browne. I want to give him particular welcome, congratulate him on his appointment and wish him well in all his endeavours. He is a fine colleague and will be a fine Minister of State. We will work with him and the Minister over the term ahead. I look forward to the engagement on many items, starting with this Bill.
The Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Bill 2019 is before us on Committee Stage. I expect its passage today will be relatively smooth. No amendments have been tabled so we will take the Bill section by section and then we may have closing remarks. If members wish to interject during the course of proceedings that is perfectly acceptable.