Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (256)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

256. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in tabular form for each of the action points made in a report Measures to Enhance Ireland’s Corporate, Economic and Regulatory Framework, published in November 2017; if each such action point has been completed, not completed or is ongoing, respectively; and the revised deadlines for action points not delivered by original timelines committed. [51397/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is lead in relation to progress on the report referred by the Deputy. A number of actions are led by my Department. As requested, I have set out below in tabular form the position in relation to those actions.

Action Point No.

Action Point

Timeline

Relevant Bodies

Lead/Owner

Status

Comments

6

Review anti-corruption and anti-fraud structures

Q2 2018

Department of Justice and Equality, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, Department of Finance, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

Department of Justice and Equality

Ongoing

The Department of Justice and Equality is currently finalising this report with a view to publication in early 2020.

7

Establish a Garda-led Joint Agency Task Force on a pilot basis as part of the overall review of structures & procedures

Q2 2018

An Garda Síochána, the Central Bank, industry representatives and any other relevant bodies

Department of Justice and Equality

Ongoing

The development of a pilot Joint Agency Task Force was subject to an initial exploration. However, the organisations involved concluded that a statutory underpinning to facilitate the exchange of intelligence and information was required and also to ensure clarity on the respective roles and powers of agency personnel. One issue examined under the review of anti-corruption and anti-fraud structures (action 6) is inter-agency cooperation and intelligence sharing.

8

Publish Criminal Procedure bill

Q1 2018

Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General

Department of Justice and Equality

Ongoing

The Department of Justice and Equality continues to work with the OPC on drafting, with a view to publication as soon as possible.

9

Enact Criminal Procedure Bill

Q4 2018

Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas

Department of Justice and Equality

Ongoing

The Department of Justice and Equality continues to work with the OPC on drafting, with a view to publication as soon as possible.

24

Transpose 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD)

Q1 2018

Department of Justice and Equality, Department of Finance, Office of the Attorney General

Department of Justice and Equality

Completed

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 was enacted on 14 November 2018 and commenced on 26 November 2018. The 2018 Act is the main transposing measure. The Department of Justice and the Department of Finance have enacted a number of further Regulations during 2018/2019 to strengthen the anti-money laundering framework and are working towards the transposition of the Fifth Directive.

27

Publish the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill

Q4 2017

Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas

Department of Justice and Equality

Completed

The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 was commenced on 30 July 2018.

28

Enact the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill

Q4 2018

Department of Justice and Equality, Office of the Attorney General, Oireachtas

Department of Justice and Equality

Completed

The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 was commenced on 30 July 2018.