Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill 2011: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move:

That, pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill 2011 on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to her.

I thank the Minister of State who has at all times been available to the Seanad and contributed to debates in such an excellent way.

I thank the Minister of State for presenting the Bill and wish him well. Like all of us, he faces choppy waters.

I thank the Minister of State and his officials and wish him and the Senators present good luck in the forthcoming election.

I thank Senators for their co-operation in expeditiously passing the Bill, which is a significant component of the work that is left for this Oireachtas to do. I also thank speakers for their good wishes, which I reciprocate, whatever political path they propose to follow in the immediate future.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to sit again?

At 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 January 2011.