Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Draft Directive on Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Procedures: Referral to Joint Committee
That the proposal that Seanad 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:
an initiative for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the rights to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings,
a copy of which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 20th January, 2010 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 1st April, 2010, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 72, and Standing Order 74(2) shall accordingly apply.