Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 757 No. 1

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  463.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae  Information on Michael Healy-Rae  Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae   asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   when he proposes to introduce the legislation which will allow for a reduction in the voting age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11651/12]

  511.  Deputy Niall Collins  Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins   asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   his policy on the electoral system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11084/12]

  512.  Deputy Niall Collins  Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins   asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   his policy on the introduction of a list system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11085/12]

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan  I propose to take Questions Nos. 463, 511 and 512 together.

The Programme for Government contains a commitment that the Government will establish a Constitutional Convention with a brief to consider and report within 12 months on, among other items, review of the Dáil electoral system and reducing the voting age to 17. The Taoiseach will shortly be meeting the Opposition to consult them on the Government’s proposals for the structure, operation and membership of the Convention.


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