Written Answers. - Protection of Architectural Heritage.

Eoin Ryan

Question:

305 Mr. E. Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht the plans, if any, he has to have the Convention for the Protection of the National Heritage of Europe (Granada 1985) ratified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16953/96]

I am pleased to be able to inform the Deputy that the Government recently authorised me to move a motion in Dáil Éireann approving the terms of the Convention for the Protection of the Aritectural Heritage of Europe, which Ireland signed in 1985. I will be moving such a motion in the Dáil shortly. Subject to Dáil approval of the motion, the Minister for Foreign Affairs will arrange for ratification of the convention.