Thursday, 26 March 2009
Motion on Bilateral Agreements: Referral to Joint Committee
That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of the following proposed measures:
(i) a proposal for a Council Decision concerning the signing of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the application of certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime and Council Decision 2008/616/JHA on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, and the Annex thereto, a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 13th January, 2009; and
(ii) a proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the application, between Member States of the European Union, of the principle of mutual recognition to decisions on supervision measures as an alternative to provisional detention, a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 24th March, 2009,
be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights in accordance with paragraph (1)(Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 2nd April, 2009, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 72, and Standing Order 74(2) shall accordingly apply.''