Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2016: First Stage

Tairgim:

Go gceadófar go dtabharfar isteach Bille dá ngairtear Acht chun an Bunreacht a leasú.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution.

Is the Bill opposed?

Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.
Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time. I ask the Deputy to move and, if he wishes, to give a brief outline of his Bill.

Tairgim: "Go dtógfar an Bille in am Comhaltaí Príobháideacha."

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

This Bill is to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution and to ensure that those vitally important rights are recognised throughout our Constitution, leading to a change in how Government does business within the State by ensuring it has to take cognisance of those rights in devising policy and legislation into the future.

Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.
Question put and agreed to.