This Week In The Seanad

Schedule of Business
Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th October, 2014

13:15 Order of Business
16:00 – Statements on Budget 2015 – [Department of Finance]
Spokesperson Senator M. D’Arcy

18:00 – Valuation (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 – Committee Stage (Resumed)
[Department of Public Expenditure and Reform]
Spokesperson Senator Tom Sheahan

10:30 – Order of Business
11:45 – Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014 – Committee Stage
[Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport]
Spokesperson Senator Pat O’Neill

15:00 – 17:00 Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2014 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage-[Minister for Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

17:00 – 19:00 Private Members Business – FG-Motion re Justice
Spokesperson Senator. M. Conway

“That Seanad Éireann:
– recognises the role of Joint Policing Committees in facilitating consultation, cooperation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, local authorities and elected local representatives;
– recognises the work of Joint Policing Committees in facilitating the participation of the community and voluntary sectors in policing matters;
– recognises the contribution of Joint Policing Committees to the work of an Garda Síochána in the area of community policing;
– calls on the Minister for Justice and Equality to consider the enhancement of the role of the Joint Policing Committees to include a collaborative approach on the part of all the Joint Policing Committee members to realise their considerable potential to benefit local communities;
– calls on the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the implications for Joint Policing Committees in light of the local government reforms and the establishment of the planned Policing Authority;
– calls on the Minister for Justice and Equality to consider ways to support and improve the operation of Joint Policing Committees and how they might add value to the work of local authorities, the Gardaí and community organisations to include input from stakeholders who are not Joint Policing Committee members.
[ Senators Martin Conway, Maurice Cummins, Paul Coghlan, Colm Burke, Eamonn Coghlan, Michael Comiskey, Jim D ‘Arcy, Michael Darcy, Imelda Henry, Cait Keane, Tony Mulcahy, Michael Mullins, Catherine Noone, Pat O ‘Neill, Tom Sheahan, Terry Brennan, Hildegarde Naughton]

10:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding Saint Patrick’s Hospital Dublin (Charter Amendment) Order 2014 – without debate- [Department of Health]

11:45 – Forestry Bill 2013 – Report and Final Stages
[Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine]
Spokesperson Senator Michael Comiskey


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