Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (78, 79)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

78. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Finance 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. [51373/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

79. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Finance 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. [51389/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 78 and 79 together.

It has not been possible in the time available to compile all the information sought in the Deputy's two PQs.

In relation to the Deputy’s PQ about post enactment reports (PQ 51373/18), the Deputy will be aware that Standing Order 164A of Dáil Eireann Standing Orders 2016 and Standing Order 168 of Seanad Eireann Standing Orders 2017 provide that "twelve months following the enactment of a Bill, save in the case of the Finance Bill and the Appropriation Bill, the member of the Government or Minister of State who is officially responsible for implementation of the Act shall provide a report which shall review the functioning if the Act and which shall be laid in the Parliamentary library."

I can advise the Deputy that in the period in question, thirteen post enactment scrutiny reports (‘PESRs’) from my Department were prepared and laid in the Parliamentary library.

All thirteen PESRs have been laid in the Parliamentary library as required under the Standing Orders. Details on each Report are set out in the following table.

LEGISLATION IN QUESTION - DATE OF LAYING CORRESPONDING PESR

No.

Name of Act

Date

1

Credit Reporting Act 2013

02.10.18

2

Central Bank Act 2014

01.10.18

3

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Act 2014

01.10.18

4

Central Bank Amendment Act 2015

01.10.18

5

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2015

01.10.18

6

Finance (Certain European Union and Intergovernmental Obligations) Act 2016

01.10.18

7

National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014

01.10.18

8

Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015

14.11.18

9

Customs Act 2015

18.09.18

10

Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015

20.11.18

11

Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

01.10.18

12.

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017

01.10.18

13.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Act 2017

14.08.18

As regards the Deputy’s PQ seeking the date of enactment of Acts passed since March 2011 for which my Department is responsible (PQ 51389/18), it has not been possible to collate that information in the time available and I will revert in writing to the Deputy later this month.