Report of Joint Committee: Motion

I move:

That Seanad Éireann:

(1) notes the agreed Report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government under Standing Order 116 on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption - COM(2017)753, which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 27 March 2018 in accordance with Standing Order 116(3)(b);

(2) having regard to the aforementioned Report, and in exercise of its functions under section 7(3) of the European Union Act 2009, is of the opinion that the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption - COM(2017)753, does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity for the reasons set out in section 4 of the Report; and

(3) notes that, pursuant to Standing Order 116(4), a copy of this Resolution together with the reasoned opinion and the aforementioned Report shall be sent to the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.”

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 12.30 p.m. and resumed at 12.45 p.m.