Thursday, 12 June 2014
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
248. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to legislate in order to ensure that there is passport-free travel for qualifying persons travelling within the common travel area; his views on a Bill regarding this issue (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25067/14]
The Deputy's Private Members' Bill proposes an amendment to the Immigration Acts, which fall under the remit of the Department of Justice and Equality. However, the Bill does have implications for my department in terms of transport and tourism. Given that the Bill was only been published on the 5th of July, I have not yet had the opportunity to consider those implications fully.