Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (58, 59)

Stephen S. Donnelly

Question:

62 Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Taoiseach with regard to all legislation initiated by him since coming into office, the number of Bills that have completed the legislative process; the number of occasions on which amendments proposed by members of the Opposition have been accepted; the number of Bills for which regulatory impact analysis have been published; the number of Bills for which poverty impact analysis have been published; and where a Bill was exempt from the requirements to do poverty impact and regulatory impact analysis, to state same. [34350/12]

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Stephen S. Donnelly

Question:

63 Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Taoiseach if he will clarify the procedures operating in his Department for identifying when a Bill requires a poverty impact and or regulatory impact analysis and when it is exempt; the procedures for conducting and publishing that analysis, when applicable; and if he will identify, by rank or position, the officials responsible for managing and making decisions on this process. [34351/12]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 62 and 63 together.

My Department has not initiated any legislation since I came into Office.

In the event that legislation is prepared, the officials concerned with the preparation of the legislation would, if required, undertake Regulatory Impact Analyses and Poverty Impact Assessments in accordance with the relevant guidelines.