More than 30 Bills to be published in new Dáil session
Posted September 15th, 2011 in Children, Community and Local Government, Dáil Work, Disability, Economy, Education, Finance, Health, Justice, Public Accounts Committee, Public Expenditure & Reform, Social Protection, Special Needs
Wicklow TD looks forward to busy Dáil session with legislation on a range of issues, including ending upward-only rent reviews, protecting children, improving road safety, introducing electoral reform and, of course, pursuing a vigorous economic agenda.
Wicklow Fine Gael TD, Simon Harris, has said that more than 30 Bills will be published by the Government in this new Dáil session dealing with a range of issues and concerns for people.
Reacting to the new legislative programme published this week, Deputy Harris said, “The legislative programme for this Dáil session balances the need for the Government to meet its economic commitments whilst also ensuring that issues of major national importance such as child protection are prioritised.”
“This is going to be a massively busy Dáil session and I am looking forward to contributing to the legislative process and the debates on the many issues which will come before us in the next 12 weeks or so. From an economic perspective, legislation will be published to finally address the issue of upward-only rent reviews and a temporary credit guarantee scheme for small and medium businesses will be introduced. These two measures should be of assistance to the many local businesses throughout county Wicklow,” stated Deputy Harris.
“In addition to pursuing an economic agenda, it is important that other major issues do not get forgotten about and that is why I am pleased to see that our legislative schedule prioritises child protection, the establishment of a Human Rights & Equality Commission, introducing electoral reform and measures to further improve road safety in Ireland” continued Deputy Harris.
“As well as participating in these legislative measures, I look forward to a busy few weeks ahead as a member of the Public Accounts Committee with many important meetings scheduled to examine a number of issues including social welfare fraud, the black economy and the operation of the Revenue Commissioners,” concluded Deputy Harris.