176. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to publish the regulatory impact analysis put together by the interdepartmental working group on proposed corporate manslaughter legislation. [12733/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The work of the inter-Departmental Working Group on Corporate Manslaughter was undertaken on foot of a Government Decision which approved, in principle, the preparation of a General Scheme of a Criminal Justice (Corporate Manslaughter) Bill. This is a complex area with wide implications and the group, comprising officials from across the different Government Departments, prepared a Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis to assess the costs, benefits and impacts associated with such legislation. In doing so the group consulted widely with key stakeholders. This work is being examined by my officials and it is not possible to indicate at this time when the Regulatory Impact Analysis will be published.