Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 08 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Local Government Ethics.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
27. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will introduce a standards board for local government elected members and officials here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9470/06]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche: The Local Government Act 2001 provided for a new and comprehensive ethics framework for those involved in local government. This is now in operation. Details of the regime were set out in the reply to Question No. 102 of 14 February 2006.
The effectiveness of the local government ethics regime is being kept under close and active review in the light of experience since its introduction. I will continue to monitor developments in this regard and will bring forward proposals for amendment of the regime, if necessary. However, I have no proposals along the lines suggested in the question.
Dáil Éireann 616 Written Answers. Local Government Ethics.