Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Questions (392, 397)

James Browne

Question:

392. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding a nationwide ban on smoky fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48899/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

397. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the work under way by his Department and the Attorney General to finalise a legally robust plan to implement a nationwide smoky coal ban; his plans to do so by regulation, amending legislation or primary legislation; if he will publish the advice on the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48955/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 392 and 397 together.

I refer the Deputies to the replies to Questions No.58 of 16 October. The position is unchanged. The government does not publish advice which has been received from the Attorney General.

Questions Nos. 393 to 395, inclusive, answered with Question No. 378.