That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approve the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of the following proposed measure:
a proposal for a Council framework decision on simplifying the exchange of information and intelligence between law enforcement authorities of the member states of the European Union,
a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 15 May 2006, 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 30 May 2006, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 67, and Standing Order 69(2) shall accordingly apply.
Mr. B. Hayes:
I second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.