Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007
Written Answers. - Broadcasting Legislation.
Deputy Thomas P. Broughan Deputy Thomas P. Broughan
Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when he will bring forward the Broadcasting Bill, the heads of which were widely discussed in a public eConsultation, by the Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and  Natural Resources and in the national media; if the Bill will provide for the continuance of the RTE Authority as the national regulator for public service broadcasting; the additional powers he will confer on the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19490/07]
Deputy Eamon Ryan Deputy Eamon Ryan
Deputy Eamon Ryan: The draft general scheme of the Broadcasting Bill was submitted to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources in September 2006 for the purposes of public consultation under the eConsultation initiative.
It is proposed to publish the Broadcasting Bill towards the end of this year having considered the Joint Oireachtas Committee’s conclusions on the outcome of the eConsultation process.
Dáil Éireann 637 Written Answers. Broadcasting Legislation.