“That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, 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 of the European Union that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measures:
proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters,
a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 9th November, 2004;
proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Small Claims Procedure,
a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 12th April, 2005, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights in accordance with paragraph (1) (Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 2nd June, 2005, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 67, and Standing Order 69(2) shall accordingly apply.”
Question put and agreed to.