Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (181)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

184 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the proposed modifications to sections 87 and 88 of the Property Services Regulation Act 2011 making the dissemination of false or misleading lease information an offence will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34069/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

Part 12 of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011, which includes Sections 87 and 88, came into operation on 3 April 2012 (S.I. No. 112 of 2012 refers). Section 94 of the Act deals with general offences and, among other matters, specifies that it is an offence to give false or misleading information to the Property Services Regulatory Authority. That provision has been in operation in its entirety since 6 July 2012 (S.I. No. 198 of 2012 refers). I have no proposals to modify sections 87 and 88 of the Act at this time.