Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2040)

Catherine Connolly


2040. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of reviews carried out by his Department pursuant to Standing Order No. 164A of Dáil Éireann; the pieces of legislation to which each review refers; the number and title of each piece of legislation in respect of which a review pursuant to Standing Order 164A has not been undertaken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31622/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I wish to inform the Deputy that, pursuant to the requirements of Standing Order No.164A, one post-enactment report has been published by my Department. That report is in respect of the Forestry Act, 2014 and was laid in the Parliamentary Library on 25 September 2018.

Following the enactment of the Horse Racing Act in 2016, appropriate Statutory Instruments (S.I.s) were required to commence various sections of the Act. S.I.s 138 and 629 of 2016 apply. S.I. 640 of 2018 gave operational effect to Section 12 of the Act from 01 January 2019.

The Greyhound Racing Act 2019 was signed by the President on 28th May 2019. Appropriate statutory instruments are required to commence various sections of the Act and these will be drawn up by Bord na gCon in consultation with my Department.

Post-enactment reports for this legislation will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of Standing Order No. 164A and will be published in due course.