Statute Law Revision Bill 2009: Report and Final Stages.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 695 No. 2

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An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  As there are no amendments on Report Stage, we will proceed to Fifth Stage.

Question proposed: “That the Bill do now pass.”

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Pat Carey): Information on Pat Carey  Zoom on Pat Carey  I wish to thank Members from all sides of the House for their support in advancing the Statute Law Revision Bill 2009. The Bill proposes to repeal the local and personal Acts enacted prior to 1851 and private Acts enacted prior to 1751 which had become spent or obsolete. This Bill is a further step in a process which ultimately will see pre-independence legislation removed from the Statute Book, leaving it more clear, shorter, more accessible and more appropriately reflective [259]of the conditions of a sovereign independent Ireland in the 21st century. There were no amendments to the provisions of the Bill on Committee Stage. There was a broad discussion of the Bill on Second Stage and there was approval from all Members on Committee Stage.

I thank Members for their co-operation in the Bill’s safe passage through the House, as well as the staff who worked on this project for a long time. It was a highly arduous task and has been accomplished with the high quality and standards Members associate with the staff of the Parliamentary Counsel and the staff of the Office of the Attorney General. I also wish to thank Members of the Opposition and anyone else who has been associated with this work.

Question put and agreed to.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  The Bill will be sent to the Seanad.


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