Thursday, 9 November 2006
Order of Business
Michael McDowell (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Tánaiste; Dublin South East, Progressive Democrats)
With regard to the Deputy's second question, an e-consultation process is under way. When that process is completed, the matter will be further progressed.
No proposals have been made in respect of holding a debate in the House on the issue of the register. I urge everyone, as has the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, to check the register and to comply with the legal provisions. I note that some counties, Louth and Donegal, have an unexpectedly higher number of people on the register than in others.