Messages to Dáil and Seanad.

In accordance with Standing Order 87, the following message will be sent to the Dáil:

The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights has completed its consideration of the following motions:

That Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of the following proposed measures:

a proposal for a Council decision concerning the signing of the agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of financial messaging data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the terrorist finance tracking programme,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 17 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council framework decision on carrying out laboratory activities,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 3 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council decision concerning the signing of an Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 12 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council framework decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, repealing Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA,

a copy of which was laid before Dáil Éireann on 4 November 2009.

In accordance with Standing Order 72 the following message will be sent to the Seanad:

The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights has completed its consideration of the following motions:

That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of the following proposed measures:

a proposal for a Council decision concerning the signing of the agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of financial messaging data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the terrorist finance tracking programme,

a copy of which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 17 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council framework decision on accreditation of forensic service providers carrying out laboratory activities,

a copy of which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 3 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council decision concerning the signing of an Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters,

a copy of which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 12 November 2009;

a proposal for a Council framework decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, repealing Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA,

a copy of which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 4 November 2009.

The joint committee adjourned at 3.50 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 January 2010.