Standards in Public Office Bill, 2000: Referral to Committees.

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, in the Orders of Reference of the Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service or in the Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995, on the presentation by the Minister for Finance of a Standards in Public Office Bill, 2000, the Bill shall stand referred for consideration of the general subject matter of its provisions to–

(i) the Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service, and

(ii) the Committee on Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann;

and each such Committee shall, not later than 3 October 2000 send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 79B, and Standing Order 79A(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.