Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Michael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
Question 366: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No 274 of 7 June 2011, if, in view of the Department of Finance briefing papers to the Minister for Finance which state that his Department will be expected to prepare legislation on legal costs and the legal profession and have it enacted by the agreed deadline, he is satisfied that publication, rather than enactment, of the proposed Legal Services Bill will meet the hiss commitment in the EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding to introduce legislative changes by the agreed deadline of the end of Quarter 3 of 2011. [17306/11]
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
The position is as I have stated in my detailed response to the Deputy on 7 June 2011. The time-line for publication of the proposals is Quarter 3 of 2011.