Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (127)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

127. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 that have yet to be commenced; and when they will be commenced in tabular form. [37983/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The information requested is contained in the following table.

Section number and name

Commencement

4 Applicant to provide written notice to Executive 

On the conclusion of current consultation with the Health Service Executive and the Courts Service

10 Repeals

On finalisation of the regulations under section 23 which, along with other provisions of the Act, replicate the measures to be repealed. The relevant regulations have been notified to the EU   Commission for assessment.

11 Minimum Price of alcohol products

On receipt of a revised Government Decision which will allow minimum pricing to be introduced without its simultaneous introduction in Northern Ireland

12 Labelling of alcohol products and notices in licensed premises

Following the finalisation of the necessary regulations under the section. The regulations are currently being developed and must be notified to the EU Commission for assessment.

13 Content of advertisements

Following the finalisation of the necessary regulations under the section. The regulations are currently being developed and must be notified to the EU Commission for assessment.

18 Advertisements in publications

After all advertising sections of the Act have come into operation.

19 Broadcast watershed

On the conclusion of current consultation with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.  

21 Review of operation of section 13 to 20

After all advertising sections of the Act have come into operation.