Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:40 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)

I will have to speak to the Minister, Deputy Humphreys, about that and see whether it can be accommodated within her budget. There are administrative issues every time one changes a social welfare scheme such as this. However, the sooner it can be introduced, the better. I hear what the Deputy is saying in that regard. I will speak to the Minister about it and see if that is possible. There may be good reasons, other than money, that it cannot be done before that. Obviously, we need legislation. I am sure we can do that before Christmas so I will certainly take it up with the Minister.

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