Agreement on Data Processing and Transfer: Referral to Joint Committee

I move:

That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, to accept the following measure:

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 the purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme,

a copy of which measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 20th July 2010, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Women's Rights in accordance with paragraph (1) (Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 30th November, 2010, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 72, and Standing Order 74(2) shall accordingly apply.

Question put and agreed to.