Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (314)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

314. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the emergency legislation, Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts, will no longer be needed and be allowed to lapse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22640/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Under section 12 of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2013, I must review the  Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009-2013 annually and cause a written report of my findings to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas. As part of that review I am required to consider whether the measures continue to be necessary having regard to the purposes of the legislation, the revenues of the State and State commitments in respect of public service pay and pensions. My next such report will be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas by 30 June 2014.