99. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made in regard to introducing the gambling control Bill 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7447/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy will be aware that the Government approved the General Scheme of the Gambling Control Bill in July 2013, at which point it was published on my Department's website.
The Scheme was subsequently referred to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel for drafting. As per the Government's current Legislative Programme it is not possible to indicate when the Bill is likely to be published.