Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (233)

James Lawless

Ceist:

233. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Directive (EU) 2015/2302 on package travel and linked travel arrangements will commence here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4445/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Directive (EU) 2015/2302 on package travel and linked travel arrangements was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 25 November 2015. Officials in my Department have drafted a Statutory Instrument which will amend existing national legislation in order to transpose the Directive. The S.I. is currently with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel for settling.

It has taken longer than had been anticipated to finalise the S.I. primarily because of the complexity of integrating the provisions of the Directive into the existing national legislation in the area. Subject to any unforeseen developments, I expect that this work will be completed in the coming weeks and the S.I. will be signed into law shortly thereafter.