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Written Answers. - Fire Safety.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 123. Mr. Callely Information on Ivor Callely Zoom on Ivor Callely  asked the Minister for the Environment Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the number of fire safety notices served under the Fire Safety Act, 1981 in 1995; the issues, if any, which are a source of concern to the fire authority arising from inadequacies in this Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9285/96]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin Information on the number of fire safety notices served under the Fire Services, Act 1981 in 1995 is not yet available. However, information submitted by the fire authorities to my Department indicates that 52 such notices were served in 1993 and 45 in 1994.

The operation of the Act is kept under review and, where appropriate, matters arising are noted for consideration in the context of proposals for amending legislation.


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