Seanad debates

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Joint Committee on Drugs Use: Motion


9:30 am

Photo of Mary Seery KearneyMary Seery Kearney (Fine Gael)
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I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders—

(1) a Special Committee consisting of five members of Seanad Éireann be appointed, to be joined with a Special Committee to be appointed by Dáil Éireann, to form the Joint Committee on Drugs Use (‘the Joint Committee’); (2) the Joint Committee shall consider the Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use (‘the Report’) and shall provide a response to the subject matter of the Report, including a reasoned response to each of the 36 recommendations contained in the Report; (3) the Joint Committee shall report to both Houses of the Oireachtas on the matter before it within seven months of the first public meeting of the Joint Committee; (4) the quorum of the Joint Committee shall be four, at least one of whom shall be a member of Seanad Éireann, and one a member of Dáil Éireann; (5) Members of either House, not being members of the Joint Committee, may attend and take part in proceedings of the Joint Committee, or any sub-Committee thereof, but without having a right to vote or to move motions or amendments, save where they attend, pursuant to Standing Orders, as a substitute for an absent member (or for a substitute not in attendance); (6) the member of Dáil Éireann nominated by the Independent Group in Dáil Éireann to serve on the Joint Committee shall be Chairperson; and

(7) the Joint Committee shall have the powers defined in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (9) and (10) of Standing Order 72.

Question put and agreed to.

Cuireadh an Seanad ar fionraí ar 11.45 p.m. agus cuireadh tús leis arís ar 12.15 p.m.

Sitting suspended at 11.45 p.m. and resumed at 12.15 p.m.