That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approve 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 measure:
a proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matters of parental responsibility (O.J. No. C 332, 27.11.01 page 269)
copies of which proposed measure were laid before Dáil Éireann on 28 November 2001, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, in accordance with paragraph (2)(a)(vi) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which shall, not later than 12 December 2001, send a message to the Dáil in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 79B, and Standing Order 79A(2) shall accordingly apply.