Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (21, 46)

Pat Breen

Question:

21. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the status of the Shannon aviation services and miscellaneous provisions Bill 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15042/14]

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Joe Carey

Question:

46. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position in relation to the State airports (Shannon group) Bill; when it is expected that the Bill will be enacted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14974/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 21 and 46 together.

The State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014 was circulated to relevant Government Departments on Monday last, 31st March along with a draft Memorandum for Government for any observations by those Departments prior to seeking the Government's approval to publish the Bill. Subject to such approval, I expect that the Bill will be printed and published later this month and I hope that it can be enacted by the summer recess.

Question No. 22 answered with Question No. 10.