Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016: Discussion (Resumed)
Mr. Roger Harrington:
Yes, I can give the Deputy a sense of that. To recap on the remarks I made, my unit recently has been given two additional posts. They are being appointed to marine environmental legislation with a focus on prioritising work on microbeads legislation. The first of those resources will be arriving next week and it is aimed to have the second one within another five to six weeks. They will be specifically employed on this particular legislation. I aim to go to Cabinet within a month to seek approval to commence this work. I hope that by the summer, we will have drawn up the heads of a Bill which will outline further our approach and our thinking in respect of this legislation.