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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 575 -Lobbying data [42298/17]. (10 Oct 2017)

575. Deputy Róisín Shortallasked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of occasions on which he has been lobbied in respect of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill since March 2016; the persons he has met with; the dates of these meetings; the details of the basis of the lobbying; his views on the issues raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42298/17]


Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross):  Since the commencement of the Lobbying Act 2015 from 1 September 2015, all lobbyists who come under the Act are required to register and to provide information regularly about their lobbying activities. The Deputy can access details of such activities at the following website https://www.lobbying.ie

In relation to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill in particular, which is currently before Seanad Eireann, this proposed legislation is the responsibility of my colleague the Minister for Health. Insofar as it relates to sports matters, the proposals include a variety of measures such as:


No sponsorship of competition/team/events for under 18s;

No sponsorship (or advertising) if the audience is more than 20% children, accompanied by a Regulation-making power for the Minister for Health to reduce this audience percentage; and

No sponsorship of motor sports.

The Bill is due to be amended in the Oireachtas in the coming months.

For other debates relating to lobbing on this date




Item Type:Dail Debates
Date:10 October 2017
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
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