Dáil debates

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Ethics in Public Office Bill 2008: First Stage

 

11:00 am

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to enable the appointment by the Standards in Public Office Commission of an inquiry officer to carry out a preliminary inquiry in cases where it is acting of its own initiative and has not received a complaint, for that purpose to amend the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, and to provide for related matters.

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Is the Bill opposed?

Photo of Tom KittTom Kitt (Minister of State (Government Chief Whip), Department of An Taoiseach; Minister of State, Department of Defence; Dublin South, Fianna Fail)
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No.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of John O'DonoghueJohn O'Donoghue (Ceann Comhairle; Kerry South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.