Thursday, 9 November 2006
Order of Business
Pat Rabbitte (Dublin South West, Labour)
The Tánaiste advised us that he was to receive the report of the working group on domestic partnership by 20 October. Has he received the report and does he anticipate that a constitutional amendment will arise from it? Given the apparent intention of the Government to hold a referendum in the near future, would it be appropriate to take the entirety of amendments at the same time?
When the amendment on judicial misconduct collapsed and was withdrawn in 2001, the Government promised to introduce legislation. Some five years later, that legislation, the judicial council Bill, remains on the legislative programme. Without making any reference to current matters, when is it proposed to bring the Bill before the House?