I welcome the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Charles Flanagan, to the House. This is a Seanad Bill which has been amended by the Dáil. In accordance with Standing Order 148, it is deemed to have passed its First, Second and Third Stages in the Seanad and is placed on the Order Paper for Report Stage. On the question "That the Bill be received for final consideration", the Minister may explain the purpose of the amendments made by the Dáil. This is looked upon as the report of the Dáil amendments to the Seanad.
For the convenience of Senators, I have arranged for the printing and circulation of the amendments and the proposed grouping. The Minister will deal separately with the subject matter of each related group of amendments. Senators may contribute once on each grouping. I remind Senators that the only matters that may be discussed are the amendments made by the Dáil.