Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996: Referral to Joint Committee.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 192 No. 7

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Senator Donie Cassidy: Information on Donie Cassidy  Zoom on Donie Cassidy  I move:

Senator Eugene Regan: Information on Eugene Regan  Zoom on Eugene Regan  On a point of order, four motions are being referred to committee without debate. Perhaps the Leader will consider this. They concern EU legislation in the area of criminal law. On Thursday, the motion on terrorism is to return to the House, again to be taken without debate. We are often criticised for not scrutinising and debating EU legislation and it is suggested that it is introduced by stealth. It is, therefore, unsatisfactory procedurally that none of these issues is subject to debate in the House.

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris  Zoom on David P.B. Norris  I support Senator Regan’s point. I actually——

An Leas-Chathaoirleach: Information on Paddy Burke  Zoom on Paddy Burke  I am not allowing a debate on it. Has the Senator a point of order?

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris  Zoom on David P.B. Norris  I am not debating it. I would just like to explain, in terms of the business of the House——

An Leas-Chathaoirleach: Information on Paddy Burke  Zoom on Paddy Burke  These points should be made on the Order of Business.

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris  Zoom on David P.B. Norris  I actually went to the trouble of obtaining the statutory instrument referred to in this regard. It is quite significant because, as with other matters raised, we are putting this through without debate.

An Leas-Chathaoirleach: Information on Paddy Burke  Zoom on Paddy Burke  Those points should be made on the Order of Business.

Senator David Norris: Information on David P.B. Norris  Zoom on David P.B. Norris  It is a question of the absence of a domestic definition of terrorism. This House should debate matters such as a legal definition of terrorism in this jurisdiction.

Senator Donie Cassidy: Information on Donie Cassidy  Zoom on Donie Cassidy  On a point of clarification, Thursday morning’s business will be put to the House and it will make a decision thereon. There was a typing error in the Order of Business for the three days this week in that there should not have been a reference to “without debate” in respect of Thursday morning’s business. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

[380]Senator Eugene Regan: Information on Eugene Regan  Zoom on Eugene Regan  I thank the Leader for that clarification.

Question put and agreed to.


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