Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 17 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Regulatory Impact Analysis.

Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the occasions on which his Department has carried out a screening regulatory impact analysis on statutory instruments, Bills and EU directives in the years 2006, 2007 and to date in 2008; the occasions on which it has subsequently decided not to carry out a full regulatory impact analysis; the reason this decision was made in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22676/08]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: To date my Department has carried out a screening regulatory impact analysis (RIA) on the proposed legislation transposing the Shellfish Waters Directive and a proposal for a EU Directive on variations to the terms of marketing authorisations for medicinal products. As the legislation for the Shellfish Waters Directive is still in the deliberation process it is not possible to say whether or not, it will require a full RIA. A full RIA was not required on the proposed Directive on variations to the terms of marketing authorisations for medicinal products as there were limited changes proposed to the regime already in operation and thus no practical change for industry would result.

Screening RIAs are currently being drafted in relation to the Forestry Bill and the EU proposals in relation to the CAP “Health Check”.