Treaty of Amsterdam: Motion.

I move:

That the proposal that Seanad Eireann approve 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 measure:

proposal for a Council Decision on the exchange of information and co-operation concerning terrorist offences,

copies of which have been laid in draft form before Seanad Eireann on 16 June 2005, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, in accordance with paragraph (1)(Seanad) of the orders of reference of that committee, which, not later than 29 June 2005, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 67, and Standing Order 69(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and declared carried.