Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 26 June, 2007

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if the Government plans amendments to the Ethics in Public Office Acts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17163/07]

  Deputy Brian Cowen: In April, I published the Ethics in Public Office (Amendment) Bill 2007. The main purpose of this Bill is to amend the Ethics in Public Office Acts so as to require office holders and Oireachtas members to seek the opinion of the Standards in Public Office Commission before accepting significant benefits from a friend for personal reasons. The Bill is currently on the Order Paper of the Seanad.