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Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 262.  Deputy Terence Flanagan Information on Terence Flanagan Zoom on Terence Flanagan  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative/policy development process at which the RIAs have been carried out; the number of RIAs that have been published by his Department over the same period; the manner of publication involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23500/12]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton The information requested by the Deputy in relation to Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) carried out in my Department since 9 March 2011 is set out in the tables:

2012

RIA Undertaken on (Name of Bill/Act/ Regulations) Stage RIA Conducted When Published How Published
Credit Guarantee Bill 2012 Prior to drafting of General Scheme of a Bill (November 2011). 11 April 2012 Online on Department’s website
Microfinance Loan Fund Bill 2012 Prior to drafting of General Scheme of a Bill (April 2012) Will be published with the Bill in May 2012. To be published
Friendly Societies and Industrial and Provident Societies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2012 Work on the RIA commenced in conjunction with consideration of legislative changes, and following a public consultation. The RIA was submitted to Government with the Memorandum seeking approval for the drafting of the Bill. RIA will be published in conjunction with the publication of the draft Bill. To be published
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents, Illness and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2012 RIA carried out by Health and Safety Authority as part of public consultation process. Draft RIA presented 9 February 2012. Published online on www.hsa.ie.
Review of the Patents Act 1992 To examine if it is necessary to bring forward legislation in this area. March 2012 Online on Department website

2011

RIA Undertaken on (Name of Bill/Act/ Regulations) Stage RIA Conducted When Published How Published
Competition (Amendment) Bill 2011 The RIA was prepared in conjunction with the preparation of the Bill which gives effect to an EU/IMF Programme commitment. 29 September 2011 Online on Department’s website
European Communities (Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 380 of 2011) During consultation with stakeholders on the approach to be taken in transposing the EU Directive April 2011 Online on Department’s website.
Industrial Relations (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2011 Prior to the Government decision on the publication of the Bill December 2011 on publication of the Bill. Hard Copy and online on Department’s website
Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Bill 2011 Following public consultation and before publication of the Bill. May 2012 Online on Department’s website.
Consumer and Competition Bill The RIA was prepared in conjunction with the preparation of the Bill. The RIA will be published in conjunction with the publication of the draft Bill. To be published


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