Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008

Written Answers. - Information Obligations.

Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Transport if he has completed his list of information obligations which their regulations impose on businesses; if so, the obligations involved; if not, when such a list will be finalised; if the most burdensome obligations, the regulations that they impose and the costs on businesses have been identified; if these costs, as they apply to businesses, have been measured; or if this aspect of the project has not been [602] completed, the date by which this will be done; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34599/08]

  Deputy Noel Dempsey: The process of compiling a list of information obligations is currently underway in my Department. When this is complete, prioritisation of the information obligations will follow. This process is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2009. The burden of the prioritised information obligations on business will then be measured. This process should be completed by the end of 2009.

When measurement has been completed, simplification plans will be prepared detailing how a reduction in the burden on business can be achieved and how the 25% target will be met by the end of 2012.

Questions Nos. 139 to 141, inclusive, answered with Question No. 132.