European Judicial Area: Motion.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann approves 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 that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a general framework for Community activities to facilitate the implementation of a European judicial area in civil matters (COM (2001) 221 final) a copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 22 June 2001.

Question put and agreed to.