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Government Legislation Programme Autumn Winter Session 2015


Securing Economic Recovery continues to be the Government’s Number One Priority in Legislative Programme - Kehoe

The Government Chief Whip, Minister Paul Kehoe T.D., today, following Cabinet approval, announced the 2015 Autumn Winter Legislative Programme which continues to prioritise securing the ongoing economic recovery.

Speaking following the announcement Minister Kehoe said:

“The Government have today approved a Legislative Programme for Autumn Winter 2015 which sets out 34 Bills which will be published before the end of this year.”

“The Programme includes a number of Bills which will be central to the Government’s plans to secure the ongoing economic recovery. Budget 2016 will be an important feature of the Government’s economic plan and its legislative impact will include the Finance Bill, Appropriations Bill and Social Welfare & Pensions Bill. The Programme also includes Bills designed to support economic recovery including Companies (Accounting) Bill, Financial Services Miscellaneous Bill and the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Amendment) Bill among others.”

“The Programme also outlines plans to introduce reforming legislation in areas such as Adoption, Heritage, Public Health & Alcohol and a number of Criminal Justice areas including Sexual Offences, Victims Rights & Corruption.”

“Over the last four and a half years in Government Fine Gael and Labour have worked together to focus on job creation and economic recovery while also introducing long overdue legislative reform across a number of Departments which were prioritised in the Programme for Government. Since March 2011 this Government has published 233 Bills and enacted 220 Acts.”

“Over the next number of months the Government will also progress a number of important pieces of legislation currently before the Oireachtas including the Marriage Bill, Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill, Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill, Garda Síochána Policing Authority Bill, Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill, Children’s First Bill among others.”  

“The Government will continue to build on our record of legislative achievement and implement our Programme for Government commitments across a number of Departments right up to next year’s election.”

22nd September 2015

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