Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy John Curran):
That the proposal that Dáil Éireann:
(i) resolves that section 8 of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009) shall continue in operation for the period beginning on 23rd July, 2010 and ending on 30th June, 2011; and
(ii) approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 in 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 measure:
a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA,
a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 27 April 2010,
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 29 June 2010, 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.