Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1179)

Paul Murphy


1179. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if an outside legal firm was employed in the drafting of the Water Services Act 2013; and if so, the name of same. [45333/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

In line with standard arrangements, the Water Services Bill 2013, enacted as the Water Services Act 2013, was drafted by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, in close consultation with my Department. No external legal advice was procured by my Department in relation to the drafting of this legislation.