I propose to take Questions Nos. 68 and 119 together.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that they, in conjunction with the health boards and other statutory bodies, monitor and investigate all complaints relating to prostitution involving youths.
I understand that the Eastern Health Board has recently established a working group to investigate the problem of child prostitution.
The Garda Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit is notified where prostitution involving minors is suspected. I assure the Deputy that all complaints made to the Garda alleging the sexual abuse of children are fully and rigorously investigated.