Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (71, 72)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

71. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number, date of publication and details of post-enactment reports published by his Department since March 2011, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51374/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

72. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of Acts passed since March 2011 that his Department is responsible for; the date each Act was signed into law in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51390/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 71 and 72 together.

Since 2011 my Department has sponsored five items of legislation, as set out in the following table.

Post-enactment scrutiny was adopted for the duration of the 31st Dáil through Standing Order 141A, effective from 5 November 2013, and was adopted by Standing Order 164A for the 32nd Dáil. In that light, the requirement does not apply to the first three pieces of legislation listed as they pre-date the requirement.

The Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Act, were both enacted in December 2017. Post-enactment reports for both of these are currently being prepared in accordance with the requirements of Standing Order 164A, and will be published in due course.

Name of Act

Year Enacted

Biological Weapons Act

2011

European Communities (Amendment) Act

2012

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution Bill (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Act

2012

Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

2017

Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict(Hague Convention) Act

2017