Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (47)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

47. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when legislation to provide for a minimum five year expiry date on gift vouchers will be enacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4525/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Government’s Consumer Protection (Gift Voucher) Bill 2018, which proposes the introduction of a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers, was initiated into Seanad Eireann on 19 December 2018 and the Second Stage debate was held on 23 January 2019. Committee Stage in Seanad Eireann is scheduled for 31 January 2019. It is my wish to have the legislation enacted as quickly as possible for the benefit of consumers.