Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom: Motion

I move:

That the Order of the Seanad of 23rd February, 2017, relating to the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, be amended by the insertion after paragraph 1(g) of '1(h) Future of Europe,’.”

Question put and agreed to.

In terms of No. 1, I will add that I seek agreement that the report be adopted, laid before the Houses and printed. Can I get agreement on that?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

I am not terribly in favour of a-----

Can we agree the matters first?

Before we are agreed, I am not terribly keen on a whole load of things going through without debate, particularly the motion regarding the eighth amendment. I would like to have a bit of discussion on it. I am a single voice but I just want to register a little protest.

It creates a platform for the future. There will be loads of debate on it.

To help Senator Norris, it was debated yesterday at the CPP. It is a technical motion, as the Cathaoirleach has said.

Its purpose is to establish the committee, not to stymie debate.

Sitting suspended at 12.38 p.m. and resumed at 12.45 p.m.