Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ceisteanna (304)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

304. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 309 of 7 February 2018, his plans to amend section 6 of the Referendum Act 1994 to ensure that notices, bills, posters and similar documents shall not contain untruths and-or graphic or obscene images; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7614/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Section 6 of the Referendum Act 1994 provides, inter-alia, that the provisions of section 140 of the Electoral Act 1992 (as amended) apply and have effect in relation to referenda. Section 140 of the Electoral Act provides that every notice, bill, poster or similar document having reference to a Dáil election or distributed for the purpose of furthering the candidature of any candidate at a Dáil election shall bear upon its face the name and address of the printer and of the publisher thereof. While electoral law is under ongoing review, I have no plans at this time to amend this provision.