Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (83)

John Bruton

Ceist:

212 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Taoiseach if he will undertake a study of all orders made by him that could now be considered to be potentially in breach of Article 25 of the Constitution in light of the judgement of the High Court that the Aliens Order was unconstitutional due to the fact that it constituted an attempt to determine by secondary legislation a matter that ought to have been determined by the Oireachtas itself; if he intends to undertake the introduction of any legislation to remove the constitutional infirmity of any existing orders in view of this judgement; and if not, the reason therefor. [2728/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

My Department is reviewing its statutory instruments in respect of which it is the Department with primary responsibility for compliance with the requirements of Bunreacht na hÉireann in the light of the recent High Court judgment concerning the Immigration Act 1999.