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Legislative Process

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 24 March 2021

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Ceisteanna (227)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

227. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the details of the process through which his Department drafts and produces legislation; if his Department outsources the drafting of legislation; if so, the Bills for which the drafting has been outsourced since he took office; and the costs associated with the drafting of each Bill. [14418/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The process of preparing Government legislation is set out in the Cabinet Handbook at https://assets.gov.ie/6813/2a580791a7b24decb97a550539a0faff.pdf.

The preparation of the General Scheme of Bills initiated within my Department is undertaken by officials of the Department with legal advice provided by the Department’s Legal Unit or the Office of the Attorney General. The legal drafting itself, including on Bills progressed since I took office, is undertaken by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.

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