Seanad debates

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

International Agreement: Referral to Joint Committee

 

2:00 pm

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent)
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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 accept the following measure:

the Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security,

a copy of which was laid before Seanad √Čireann on 6th December, 2011, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, in accordance with Standing Order 70A(3), which, not later than 24th May, 2012, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 73, and Standing Order 76(2) shall accordingly apply".

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent)
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A Chathaoirligh, as item No. 3 is scheduled to commence at 2.30 p.m., I propose the suspension of the House until that time.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed? Agreed.

Sitting suspended at 2 p.m. and resumed at 2.30 p.m.