Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (390)

John Bruton

Question:

520 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will undertake a study of all orders made by him that could now be considered to be potentially in breach of Article 25 of the Constitution in view of the judgment of the High Court that the Aliens Order was unconstitutional due to the fact that it constituted an attempt to determine by secondary legislation a matter that ought to have been determined by the Oireachtas itself; if he intends to undertake the introduction of any legislation to remove the constitutional infirmity of any existing orders in view of this judgment; and if not, the reason therefor. [2741/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

My Department has reviewed its statutory instruments for compliance with the requirements of Bunreacht na hÉireann in the light of the recent High Court judgment concerning the Immigration Act 1999, and I can advise the Deputy that there are no orders made in my Department of the type to which he refers.