Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (42)

Catherine Connolly


42. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of reviews carried out by his Department pursuant to Standing Order 164A of Dáil Éireann; the 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. [31627/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Since the relevant Standing Order came into effect on 5 November 2013, the only primary legislation relating to my Department which has been enacted is the Defence (Amendment) Act 2015.  This is a technical and administrative piece of legislation with the sole purpose of creating an appropriate naval rank  for the position of Chief of Staff for the Defence Forces.   In view of the limited application of the legislation, no post-enactment review was carried out.