EU Directives: Motion.

I move:

"That Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 4 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the Council and the Commission that it wishes to accept the following measure:

a Council Directive on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of effort between member states in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof, a copy of which measure was laid before Dáil Éireann on 16 October, 2001."

Question put and agreed to.