Seanad Éireann - Volume 101 - 29 June, 1983

Joint Committee on Co-Operation with Developing Countries: Message from Dáil.

Dáil Éireann has made the following Order:—

(1) That a Select Committee consisting of 9 members of Dáil Éireann (none of whom shall be a member of the Government or a Minister of State) be appointed to be joined with a Select Committee to be appointed by Seanad Éireann to form the Joint Committee on Co-operation with Developing Countries to examine:

such aspects of

(a) Ireland's relations with developing countries in the field of development co-operation, and

(b) the Government's Official Development Assistance to developing countries,

as the Joint Committee may select and to report thereon to both Houses of the Oireachtas, at least one report to be made annually on any aspect of its work as the Joint Committee may choose.

(2) That in the absence from a particular meeting of the Joint Committee of a member who is a member of Dáil Éireann, another member of Dáil Éireann nominated by the Party to which the absent member belongs may take part in the proceedings and vote in his stead.

(3) That the Joint Committee, previous to the commencement of business, shall elect one of its members to [266] be Chairman, who shall have only one vote.

(4) That all questions in the Joint Committee shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members present and voting and in the event of there being an equality of votes the question shall be decided in the negative.

(5) That every report which the Joint Committee proposes to make shall on adoption by the Joint Committee be laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas forthwith whereupon the Joint Committee shall be empowered to print and publish such report together with such related documents as it thinks fit.

(6) That 4 members of the Joint Committee shall form a quorum of whom at least 1 shall be a member of Dáil Éireann and at least 1 shall be a member of Seanad Éireann.