Seanad debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

International Agreements: Referral to Joint Committee

 

4:40 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 measures:(i) Council Decision 2007/341/EC of 19th April, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian
Federation on readmission,
(ii) Council Decision 2011/118/EU of 18th January, 2011 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(iii) Council Decision 2007/820/EC of 8th November, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(iv) Council Decision 2007/817/EC of 8th November, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(v) Council Decision 2005/809/EC of 7th November, 2005 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Albania on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(vi) Council Decision 2004/424/EC of 21st April, 2004 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(vii) Council Decision 2005/372/EC of 3rd March, 2005 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(viii) Council Decision 2007/819/EC of 8th November, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(ix) Council Decision 2007/826/EC of 22nd November, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Moldova on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,
(x) Council Decision 2007/818/EC of 8th November, 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Montenegro on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation, and
(xi) Council Decision 2010/649/EU of 7th October, 2010 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation,copies of which were laid before Seanad √Čireann on 10th December 2012, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, in accordance with Standing Order 70A(3), which, not later than 26th February, 2013, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 73, and Standing Order 75(2) shall accordingly apply.

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)
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It would be helpful if we got a minute of explanation as to what each of them were. That may not be possible in this instance but it would be helpful to the House.

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent)
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To be of assistance to the Senator, I read out the full title for this motion, under item No. 2 at the start.

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)
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I read it myself but it does not explain what it is. It just mentions a whole list of countries.

Question put and agreed to.