Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (327)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

327. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason for the delay in his signing of the commencement order for the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Act 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23221/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Act was signed into law on 12th April 2014.

Section 6 provides that commencement of the Act would be subject to Ministerial Order, or Orders, as necessary.

The relevant Order, and another Order under the Act, were prepared in the normal way in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and were signed by the Minister immediately on presentation to him on May 15th last.