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479. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form the number of EU Directives which remain to be implemented within her Department; the names of these directives; the timeframe for the implementation of these directives; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1797/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The EU Directives currently awaiting implementation in my Department, and the timeframes currently anticipated in each case, are as set out in the table below.

Directive Anticipated Timeframe for Implementation
Directive 2013/29/EU on the harmonisation of the laws relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles (recast) By third quarter 2015
Directive 2014/58/EU setting up, pursuant to Directive 2007/23/EC, a system for the traceability of pyrotechnic articles By fourth quarter 2016
Directive 2014/28/EU on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses (recast) By second quarter 2016
Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime By fourth quarter 2015
Directive 2011/93/EU on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography Necessary provisions are included in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill. The legislation is currently being drafted with a view to the publication of the Bill in 2015 and enactment as soon as possible thereafter.
Directive 2013/40/EU on attacks against information systems By third quarter 2015
Directive 2014/42/EU on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime in the European Union By fourth quarter 2016