Dáil Éireann - Volume 596 - 26 January, 2005
Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.
Mr. O’Shea Mr. O’Shea
599. Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs when a decision will be reached in regard to whether legislation will be required as part of a national plan on volunteerism (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34246/04]
Mr. Wall Mr. Wall
609. Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his views in regard to a submission (details supplied); the position of his Department on assisting with the objectives of the submission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1051/05]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
Mr. N. Ahern: I propose to take Question Nos. 599 and 609 together.
I refer the Deputies to my replies to previous questions on this matter, in particular my reply to Question No. 54 of 14 December 2004. As indicated in that reply, I am not contemplating the introduction of legislation on volunteering. However, I hope to be in a position over the coming period to announce a number of initiatives in support of volunteering. The organisation referred to by the Deputy and others concerned will be kept informed of such initiatives.
Dáil Éireann 596 Written Answers. Proposed Legislation.