Dáil debates

Thursday, 17 June 2010

EU Directives and Convention: Motions

 

11:00 am

Photo of John CurranJohn Curran (Minister of State, Department of Defence; Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin Mid West, Fianna Fail)
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I move the following motions:

That Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, repealing Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 28th April, 2010.

That Dáil Éireann approves in accordance with Article 29.5.2 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the terms of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 13th May, 2010.

That the proposal that Dáil Éireann:

(i) resolves that section 8 of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009) shall continue in operation for the period beginning on 23rd July, 2010 and ending on 30th June, 2011; and

(ii) approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 in the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 27th April, 2010,

be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, in accordance with paragraph (2) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 29th June, 2010, shall send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 87, and Standing Order 86(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.