Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ceisteanna (177)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

177. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if SI 125/2000 and SI 478/2002 will remain in place until new legislation is introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7668/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Statutory instrument 478/2002 remains in place until revoked by the transposing regulations, that is, the European Union (Basic Safety Standards for Protection Against Dangers from Medical Exposure to Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2018. My Department is working to finalise the regulations in the coming weeks.

I am informed by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment that the Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000 (SI 125 of 2000) was made under section 30 of the Radiological Protection Act 1991 and remains in place. SI 125 of 2000 will shortly be replaced by legislation transposing Council Directive 2013/59 EURATOM. This legislation includes provisions to ensure that any order or regulations made under section 30 of the Radiological Protection Act 1991, or licences or applications for licences made pursuant to any order or regulations made under that section shall continue to have legal validity under the new regulatory framework.