Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007

Written Answers. - Energy Resources.

Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will bring forward legislation to amend the regulatory framework for the proposed new licensing terms for the exploration and production of Ireland’s natural resources; the way he proposes to amend the licensing terms; if he will urgently publish the review by the consultants Indecon on the licensing terms of Ireland’s natural resources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19489/07]

  Deputy Eamon Ryan: I am considering the report of the consultants who were engaged to assist with the review of the licensing regime. My proposals for the future of the licensing regime will be considered by Government in the near future and I will then take appropriate steps to give effect to the decisions taken. It would be my intention to publish the consultants’ report after the matter has been considered by Government.