asked the Minister for Transport and Power the reason for the long delay in the establishment of an estuarial authority for the Shannon Estuary.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Shannon Estuary Authority.
As I informed the House on 10th June, 1975, in reply to a question by Deputy Daly, the preparation of legislation for the establishment of an estuarial authority for the Shannon Estuary is well advanced and I will introduce the Bill as soon as I can.
The Minister must be aware that the promised this legislation before the recess. What has become of it?
I had hoped to have it in, but there are a number of local authorities involved in that. All their views had to be sought and married together before it was possible to draft legislation. It is at an advanced stage now and I hope to have it law certainly before the end of this year.