Seanad debates

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

2:00 am

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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I move:

That the proposal that Seanad √Čireann 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 measures:

(i) a proposal for a Council Decision on the signature of the Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and

(ii) a proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service,

copies of which were laid before Seanad √Čireann on 10th June, 2011, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, in accordance with Standing 70A(3), which, not later than 21st July, 2011, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 73, and Standing Order 75(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I ask the Leader to suspend the sitting.

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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I propose that the House suspend until 2.30 p.m. I ask Members to be in their seats by 2.30 p.m. when the President of the European Parliament will be here.

Sitting suspended at 2.20 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.