Dáil Éireann - Volume 681 - 30 April, 2009

Treaty of Amsterdam: Referral to Joint Committee.

  Deputy Pat Carey: I move:

That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the Council that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Asylum Support Office,

a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Dáil Éireann on 18th March, 2009, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights in accordance with paragraph (2) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 21st May, 2009, shall send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 87, and Standing Order 86(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.