Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (481)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

481. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the railway safety (amendment) Bill will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38775/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Railway Safety (Amendment) Bill will amend the existing statutory limits in the Railway Safety Act 2005 for concentration of alcohol in blood, urine and breath for a railway safety critical worker and will update the associated procedures for sampling and testing for intoxicants, which includes alcohol and drugs.

My Department is working with the Office of the Attorney General to advance the drafting of this Bill with a view to publication later this year. It is my hope that, once published, the passage of the Bill will progress through the Houses of the Oireachtas without delay.