Joint Committee on European Affairs: Motion

I move:

That the Order of the Seanad of 24th October, 2007, establishing the Joint Committee on European Affairs be amended by—

1. the insertion, after ‘Treaty on European Union' in paragraph (1)(a)(i) of ‘and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union’;

2. the deletion in paragraph (1)(a)(ii)(I) of ‘Commission of the European Communities’ and the substitution therefor of ‘European Commission’;

3. the deletion in paragraph (1)(a)(ii)(IV) of ‘European Communities Acts 1972 to 2007’ and the substitution therefor of ‘European Communities Acts 1972 to 2009’;

4. the insertion of the following paragraphs after paragraph (1)(a)(ii)(VI):

‘(VII) notifications of proposals for the amendment of the Treaties received from the European Council pursuant to Article 48.2 of the Treaty on European Union, and

(VIII) notifications of applications for membership of the European Union received from the European Council pursuant to Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union,';

5. the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (1)(a):

(ab) In accordance with Standing Order 78, the Select Committee shall, previous to the commencement of its business, elect one of its members to be Chairman, and four members shall constitute a quorum.’

6. the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (1)(b)(i):

"(ii) the powers defined in Standing Orders 98D(1)(a) and 98E”; and

7. the deletion of ‘European Communities' in each place where it otherwise occurs and the substitution therefor of ‘European Union'.

Question put and agreed to.