Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty of Lisbon) Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages.

I wish to deal with a procedural matter. The substance of the debate on Committee Stage relates to the wording of the proposed constitutional amendment which is contained in the Schedule. In accordance with long-standing practice on Bills to amend the Constitution, consideration of the sections is postponed until consideration of the Schedule has been completed as the sections are merely technical and the main object of the legislation is contained in the Schedule. Is that agreed? Agreed.

I ask Deputies who are not involved in the debate to either clear the lobbies or take a seat.

AN SCEIDEAL.

SCHEDULE.

Tairgim leasú aa1:

I leathanach 9, línte 10 agus 11, "aracquis Schengen arna chomhtháthú isteach” a scriosadh agus “maidir le acquis Schengen arna lánpháirtiú” a chur isteach.

I move amendment No.a1:

In page 8, lines 10 and 11, to delete "aracquis Schengen arna chomhtháthú isteach” and insert “maidir le acquis Schengen arna lánpháirtiú”.

I wish to make a general comment on the amendments for the benefit of the House. I outlined on Second Stage the drafting approach we took in respect of the Bill and I do not propose to trespass any further on the time of the House by repeating myself. In any case the explanatory memorandum which I have circulated gives a clear section by section overview of our approach. However, I seek the approval of the House for two housekeeping amendments recommended by the Attorney General and the Oireachtas translators. They amount to the deletion of two superfluous "by"s contained in subsection 6° of the Schedule and in the reference to Protocol No. 19 of the European Union Irish language consolidated version of the treaties as amended by the treaty of Lisbon. Apart from this I trust the House will agree to allow the Bill proceed to the next Stage. Two sets of technical amendments are proposed. The first on the advice of the Attorney General, is to eliminate a duplication of the word "by" and the second refers to the Irish language title of Protocol No. 19 of the Schengenacquis.

Aontaíodh an leasú.

Amendment agreed to.

Tairgim leasú a 1:

I leathanach 11, líne 14, "by" a scriosadh.

I move amendment No. 1:

In page 10, line 14, to delete "by".

Aontaíodh an leasú.

Amendment agreed to.

Tairgim leasú a 2:

I leathanach 11, líne 17, "by" a scriosadh.

I move amendment No. 2:

In page 10, line 17, to delete "by".

Aontaíodh an leasú.

Amendment agreed to
Aontaíodh an Sceideal mar a leasaíodh.
Schedule, as amended, agreed to.
Aontaíodh ailt 1 agus 2.
Sections 1 and 2 agreed to.
Aontaíodh an Réamhrá.
Preamble agreed to.
Aontaíodh an Teideal.
Title agreed to.
Tuairiscíodh an Bille le leasuithe agus glacadh é chun an breithniú deiridh a dhéanamh air.
Bill reported with amendments and received for final consideration.
Cuireadh an cheist: "Go rithfear an Bille anois."
Question put: "That the Bill do now pass."

Deputies

Vótáil.

Will Deputies claiming a division please rise?

Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Arthur Morgan, Martin Ferris and Maureen O'Sullivan rose.

As fewer than ten Members have risen I declare the question carried. In accordance with Standing Order 70, the names of the Deputies dissenting will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Dáil.

Faisnéiseadh go rabhthas tar éis glacadh leis an gceist

Question declared carried.