Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (360)

Seán Fleming


360. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to set out the legislative provisions in respect of his Department that have been passed by the Oireachtas since 2011 but which have not come into effect to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24146/14]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Since March 2011 there have been five Bills initiated by me and brought through the legislative process to completion as follows:

- The Access to Central Treasury Funds (Commission for Energy Regulation) Bill 2011, enacted on the 23rd of November 2011, for which all sections have commenced.

- The Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011, enacted on the 25th of February 2012, for which all Sections except section 17(2)(f) have commenced.

- The Electricity Regulation (Carbon Revenue Levy)(Amendment) Bill 2012, enacted on the 25th of May 2012, for which all sections have commenced.

- The Gas Regulation Bill 2013, enacted on the 3rd of December 2013, for which sections 13-20, Schedule 1 and 2, part 4 with the exception of section 38D and part 5 have not yet commenced.

- The ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2014, enacted on the 18th of March 2014, which has not yet commenced.