Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (12)

Billy Kelleher


12. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when she will publish an account of the investigative failures identified by a person (details supplied); the steps being taken to address the investigative failures emanating from the trial of a person; and the status of action points committed to in the report, Measures to Enhance Ireland's Corporate, Economic and Regulatory Framework, published in November 2017. [4567/19]

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Freagraí ó Béal (7 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Business)

I will not press the Minister on the first part of the question as she has published the account of the investigative failures in the Fitzpatrick trial and responded to Deputy Wallace on the matter earlier. I ask the Minister for an update on the action points committed to in the report, which was published in November 2017, including measures to enhance Ireland's corporate, economic and regulatory framework.

A great deal of work has been done in respect of the heads of Bill published in November. Off the top of my head, the general scheme is before the Deputy's committee for pre-legislative scrutiny. I thank the committee for its work on the Bill. When it comes back to me, I will be happy to bring the legislation through the Houses of the Oireachtas as speedily as possible.

I confirm to the Minister that the committee will start the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill on Tuesday when we meet with departmental officials. The following week, we will meet with representatives of the ODCE and subsequently with the Minister. We can interact on the Bill then.

I thank the joint committee for its co-operation in the matter.

It is great to see such agreement.

That is women for you.

It is all sweetness and light.

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