Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2665)

Catherine Connolly


2665. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of reviews carried out by her 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [31629/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department has responsibility for the legislation underpinning the social welfare code, occupational and private pensions, civil registration and gender recognition, redundancy and employer’s insolvency, employment rights and the Citizens Information Board.

Some 5 separate Acts relating to these matters have been enacted in the lifetime of the current Government, as set out beneath. No reviews pursuant to Standing Order No. 164A of Dáil Éireann have been published to date.

(1) Civil Registration Act 2019 (No. 13 of 2019)

(2) Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (No. 38 of 2018)

(3) Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 (No. 37 of 2018)

(4) Social Welfare Act 2017 (No. 38 of 2017)

(5) Social Welfare Act 2016 (No. 15 of 2016)

It should be noted that, separately, a review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015, which was required to be undertaken under Section 7 of that Act, has recently been published.