Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

12:30 pm

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Sir Humphrey put the ball wide. The Freedom of Information Bill has been around for a long time. The changes introduced ten years ago were pretty radical and it has been moving through since then. This Bill was published in July. I am pointing out that we want it to become the norm based on the change to Standing Orders for every Minister, once they receive clearance for heads of Bill at Cabinet level, to send that Bill to the committee for consultations. If the committee chairman thinks that is appropriate, that is fine. That will become normal practice from January.

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John Handelaar
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 2:49 pm (Report this comment)

Lord, make me virtuous. Just not until January.

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