Dáil Éireann - Volume 483 - 25 November, 1997

Written Answers. - Electoral Reform.

72. Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the nature and purpose of the review of the electoral system promised by his Government in An Action Programme for the Millennium; and the process by which it will be conducted. [17042/97]

83. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if he will outline his proposals for changes to the current electoral system in relation to his interview in a newspaper (details supplied); if these changes will involve a constitutional amendment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20189/97]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): I propose to take Questions Nos. 72 and 83 together.

I refer the Deputies to my reply to Priority Question No. 30 on today's Order Paper.