Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (14)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

14. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the timetable for completion of legislation for the establishment of local enterprise offices. [33496/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

In February this year, priority drafting of the County Enterprise Boards (Dissolution) Bill, 2013 commenced. The purpose of the Bill is to dissolve the County Enterprise Boards and transfer their functions, assets and liabilities to Enterprise Ireland. Following extensive consultations with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG), officials from my Department are finalising the text of the draft of the Bill in close consultation with the office of the Attorney General. The draft of the Bill will shortly be discussed by Government, and published, with a view to its early enactment once the Bill has completed its passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas.