Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (96)

Shane Cassells

Question:

96. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number, date of publication and details of post-enactment reports published by his Department since March 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46093/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Since March 2011 my Department has sponsored six items of legislation, as set out in the table below.

Post-enactment scrutiny was adopted for the duration of the 31st Dáil through Standing Order 141A, effective from 5 November 2013, and was adopted by Standing Order 164A for the 32nd Dáil. In that light, the requirement to report does not apply to the first three pieces of legislation listed as they pre-date the requirement.

The post-enactment reports made under Standing Order 164A for my Department are as follows:

- Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 was laid with the Oireachtas Library on 13 December 2018.

- Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Act 2017 was laid with the Oireachtas Library on 29 March 2019.

My Department will comply with future review requirements on each piece of legislation when they fall due. This includes the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019.

Name of Act

Year Enacted

Biological Weapons Act

2011-10 July

European Communities (Amendment) Act

2012- 3 July

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution Bill (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Act

2012-27 June

Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

2017-13 December

Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Act

2017-21 December

The Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 - 'The Brexit Omnibus Act'.

2019-17 March