Written Answers. - International Agreements.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

959 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation the proposed international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department being negotiated or prepared; the international organisation, if any, in each case through whose machinery the agreement is being negotiated; if it is proposed to ratify or accede to the agreement, if adopted; if so, if legislation will be required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19552/00]

There are currently no proposed international multilateral agreements being negotiated or prepared under the auspices of my Department.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

960 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation the international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department which have not been signed by the State; the date and place it was opened for signature in each case; the international organisation, if any, through whose machinery the agreement was negotiated; if it is proposed to sign the agreement; if so, when; if legislation is required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19567/00]

There are currently no international multilateral agreements under the auspices of my Department which have not been signed by the State.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

961 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation the international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department which have been signed but not ratified or acceded to by the State; the date and place it was opened for signature in each case; the international organisation, if any, through whose machinery the agreement was negotiated; if it is proposed to ratify or accede to the agreement; if so, when; if legislation is required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19582/00]

The Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention was opened for signature on 16 November 1989 at the 85th Session of the Committee of Ministers. Ireland signed the convention in 1992 and now, with the introduction of the national anti-doping programme by the Irish Sports Council, hopes to be in a position to ratify the convention in due course. Legislation will not be required.