Dáil Éireann - Volume 589 - 07 October, 2004
Written Answers. - Legislative Programme.
Mr. Gilmore Mr. Gilmore
36. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when the promised legislation to put the employment permit regime on a comprehensive and sound statutory footing will be introduced; the reason for the delay in bringing forward the legislation, which was originally promised for 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23657/04]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: I expect to publish the Bill during the current Dáil term. The preparatory stages of this Bill have taken longer than expected due to changing labour market circumstances and a re-vamp of the initial draft of the Bill in order to simplify its structure. However, a draft of the Employment Permits Bill is due to be published shortly.
Dáil Éireann 589 Written Answers. Legislative Programme.