Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (456)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

456. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the Minerals Development Act 2017 will be commenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39361/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department is working on the development of Regulations in order to commence the Mineral Development Act 2017 . Regulations to commence Part 2 of the Act relating to Prospecting are at an advanced stage of drafting . This is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Following on from that the Regulations to commence the remaining Part of the Act will be completed.