Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (395)

Joe McHugh


395. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the Fines Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11685/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, the Programme for Government includes a commitment to allow for the recovery of unpaid fines by the attachment of earnings. Last October, the Government approved the Scheme of a Fines (Amendment) Bill to give effect to this commitment and to make a number of other changes to the Fines Act 2010. I hope that it will be possible to publish the Fines (Amendment) Bill later this year, with a view to its enactment at an early date.