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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Deputy Robert Dowds: Information on Robert Dowds Zoom on Robert Dowds In light of yesterday's Lissadell judgment, will the Government consider-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett We have dealt with that.

Deputy Robert Dowds: Information on Robert Dowds Zoom on Robert Dowds This relates to legislation.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Yes, but it is not promised legislation.

Deputy Robert Dowds: Information on Robert Dowds Zoom on Robert Dowds Will the Government consider looking at the Bill I brought to the floor of the House before the summer recess? There are serious questions on access.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett This is a Private Members' Bill.

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore It is. Deputy Dowds has taken a very strong interest in this issue for quite some time and well before the judgement in the Lissadell case, on which I commend him. The Government is considering the issue and is considering the Deputy's Bill. I understand it is being dealt with by the committee.

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick: Information on Peter Fitzpatrick Zoom on Peter Fitzpatrick When can we expect the publication of the regulation of vehicle immobilisation Bill, to regulate vehicle clamping and tow away?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The heads of the regulation of vehicle immobilisation Bill, to regulate vehicle clamping and tow away have been approved by the Government and it is expected to be published in the middle of next year.

Deputy Eamonn Maloney: Information on Eamonn Maloney Zoom on Eamonn Maloney What is the status of the Spent Convictions Bill?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore I understand the Bill is awaiting Report Stage.

Deputy Dara Calleary: Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary Does the Government plan to introduce an amendment to the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill to give legislative underpinning to the European youth guarantee?

The point Deputy Mattie McGrath raised about the EirGrid Bill is important and should be considered not in terms of the individual but of the conflict of two roles.

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore No legislation is required to deal with the European youth guarantee and it can be dealt with under existing legislation. If legislation arises, it will be prepared and put before the House.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett When is the EirGrid Bill?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The EirGrid Bill is due next year.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews Will the Government consider creating a framework of appraisal or review of the financial sector within the Central Bank (consolidation) Bill to evaluate and assess on a quarterly basis the percentage in value and the percentage in various maturity dates-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Sorry, Deputy-----

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews There is a danger here that the credit union-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett The content of the Bill can be discussed when it comes to the House. We are not talking about what should or should not be in the Bill.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews There must be a purpose to a Bill.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Yes.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews The purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the financial sector-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Correct.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews -----under the Central Bank. Unless there is an objective in creating this legislation, which is to-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett We cannot discuss the content of a Bill at this point.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews I am talking about just a broad overview framework.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett That is fine, but the Deputy cannot do it on the Order of Business. That is what I am trying to explain to the Deputy. We do not do that on the Order of Business. We have the Topical Issue debate, parliamentary questions and committee work.

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews My question is-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett What is the question?

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews -----whether it will address all these concerns.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett That is not a matter for the Tánaiste at this stage. When is the Bill due?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The Central Bank (consolidation) Bill is consolidating the legislation that is enacted. It is to pull it all together into a single piece-----

Deputy Peter Mathews: Information on Peter Mathews Zoom on Peter Mathews My question-----

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore -----of legislation in order that the public can get a better understanding of it.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett When is it due?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The work on the consolidation exercise is proceeding and it will be published next year.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett The Deputy has ample time to raise the matter in the Topical Issue debate or parliamentary questions in order that it can be considered before the Bill is published. Alternatively, he can raise it at the committee, but not on the Order of Business.

Deputy James Bannon: Information on James Bannon Zoom on James Bannon Our monuments represent the glue that holds communities together and give places a sense of identity. When will we have the monuments Bill?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett The monuments Bill.

Deputy James Bannon: Information on James Bannon Zoom on James Bannon Many people were quite annoyed.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett I am sure.

Deputy James Bannon: Information on James Bannon Zoom on James Bannon Visitors to our country during the year of The Gathering were disappointed at the state of our monuments.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett We will talk about that when the Bill comes in.

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The monuments Bill, which is to consolidate, update and improve the legislative code governing the protection and regulation of the national archaeological heritage, is due for publication late next year.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan: Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan When is the National Treasury Management Agency (amendment) Bill likely to be before the House?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore We expect to have the Bill before the House during this session.

Deputy Denis Naughten: Information on Denis Naughten Zoom on Denis Naughten There is precedence for a Minister to engage with a receiver. As we know, TLT in Mullingar has many outstanding debts to farmers and marts. When will we see the credit guarantee (amendment) Bill? I understand enough money is due to the company to meet those liabilities.

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore I do not have a date for the publication of that Bill.

Deputy Denis Naughten: Information on Denis Naughten Zoom on Denis Naughten Can the Tánaiste have a word with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine?

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore I will try to get a reply for the Deputy.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Perhaps the Deputy could table a parliamentary question.

Deputy Denis Naughten: Information on Denis Naughten Zoom on Denis Naughten The TLT issue is a huge issue coming up to Christmas for many people who are owed money.

The Tánaiste: Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore I will ask for a reply. I think it is a Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Bill. I will ask the Minister to reply directly to the Deputy.

Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies)(Repeal) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed)

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett A division was challenged last Friday, 8 November 2013, on the question that the Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies)(Repeal) Bill 2013 be read a Second Time. In accordance with Standing Order 117A(4), that division must be taken now.


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