Treaty of Amsterdam: Motion.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann approves, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, 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 of the European Union that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing for the period 2007 to 2013 the specific programme ‘Civil Justice' as part of the general programme ‘Fundamental Rights and Justice',

copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 1st June, 2005.

Question put and agreed to.