Treaty of Amsterdam: Motions.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann approves, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the Council of the European Union that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome 1), copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 12 January 2006.

Question put and agreed to.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann approves, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the Council of the European Union that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

proposal for a Council decision annexed to the communication from the Commission to the Council calling on the Council to provide for measures relating to maintenance obligations taken under Article 65 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community to be governed by the procedure laid down in Article 251 of that treaty, copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 24 January 2006.

Question put and agreed to.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann approves, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the Council of the European Union that it wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the following proposed measure:

proposal for a Council regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and co-operation in matters relating to maintenance obligations, copy of which proposed measure was laid before Seanad Éireann on 12 January 2006.

Question put and agreed to.