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Open Government Partnership

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 February 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Questions (363)

Stephen Donnelly


363. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will confirm a timeline for entering the Open Government Partnership, as indicated in the his Budget 2013 speech; if he will indicate the way he intends to structure the public consultation between the Government and civil society on development of the action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5429/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I envisage that the question of participation in the Open Government Partnership shall be put to government shortly.

Subject to approval, a letter of intent will be issued to the co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership. Within 30 days of the letter being issued the public consultation phase shall begin. While the exact structure has yet to be finalized the public consultation will be a multi-stakeholder process, with active engagement of citizens and civil society.

Work is underway within my department in meeting interested parties to determine the most appropriate structure for the public consultation.