Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (173, 174)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

175 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government when he will confirm his position on the Boundary Commission report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32636/12]

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Olivia Mitchell

Question:

176 Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if a public information leaflet will be sent to every home affected by the boundary changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32637/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 and 176 together.

The Constituency Commission Report 2012 was presented to the Ceann Comhairle and laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on 21 June 2012. The next step in accordance with accepted practice is for the preparation of a Bill in my Department to give statutory effect to the Commission's recommendations. The final determination of the constituencies for Dáil Éireann is a matter for the Oireachtas to prescribe in legislation. I will bring the necessary legislation forward in the coming months.

I have no plans to issue public information leaflets about the Constituency Commission's recommendations.