Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (182)

Robert Troy

Question:

182. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Finance when he intends to publish the betting amendment Bill. [12875/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Betting (Amendment) Bill was published in July last year. Since that date work has been continuing by officials of my Department and Revenue on the drawing up of a number of amendments to the Bill to strengthen enforcement measures. It is my intention, given the number of amendments, to go back to Government in the very near future for approval to republish the Bill. The Deputy will be aware that under the EU Technical Standards and Regulations Directive it will be necessary to show the published Bill to the EU Commission and other Member States, which could take 3 months for clearance. However, I hope to use this time to progress the Bill through the Dáil subject to scheduling agreement between the Whips.