Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (574)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

574. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the timeframe for introducing ticket touting legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19142/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

My Department is working with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel on the preparation of amendments to the Prohibition of Above-cost Ticket Touting Bill which is a priority piece of legislation. While my aim is to finalise these amendments as soon as possible, it is not possible to provide a precise time frame for their completion. When these amendments are finalised, the proposed legislation will have to be submitted to the European Commission in accordance with the provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/1535 on the procedure for the provision of information on technical regulations and rules on information society services. The Directive requires Member States to postpone the adoption of any legislation within its scope for three months from the date of its submission to the Commission.