I propose to take Questions Nos. 149, 150, 155, 156 and 160 to 162, inclusive, together.
As Deputies are aware, the Government is committed under the Programme for Government to comprehensively reform the current immigration, residence and protection systems, including an independent appeals system in immigration cases. I will be reviewing the work done to date in respect of the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill in consultation with my officials, following which I will decide on how best to progress the implementation of the Government's priorities, particularly those relating to the establishment of a single application procedure in the area of international protection. I will consider all the issues raised by Deputies as part of that process and I am anxious to ensure that there is no avoidable delay in bringing forward legislation for a modern immigration system that is in line with national priorities and meets best international practice in this area.