Yes, but it has not been published yet. The Senator said the launch should take place in a suitable geographic area which would have the proper connections. He said also the debate on security has opened up the whole question of how we organise our money. Senator Tuffy asked about the research on arrested childhood development and anti-social behaviour and said it involved asking children what should be done.
Senator Dardis said the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform asked the banks to contribute more for the transport of large amounts of money and €4 million was the amount set. He gave the security industry 120 days in which to reach a voluntary code of practice, otherwise he would have to do so by law.
Senator Finucane asked if the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children would look into the case of the three year old child who has ended up in an Indonesian orphanage. As I understand it, this is happening and perhaps the matter would be a suitable topic for an Adjournment debate. It is the most extraordinary case I have come across for a long time and it is right that the Deputy should raise it. The child did not bond and the reaction to that appears to have been quite heartless.
Senator Mansergh congratulated the Garda on arresting some of the suspects involved in security van robberies. He said also that the Private Security Authority had its office in Tipperary. Senator Norris raised the issue of the abandoned child and asked why the Government has not ratified the Hague Convention 1993. We have signed it but not ratified it. Senator Brady raised the issue of the haul of drugs, cash and guns confiscated by the Garda in the north side of the city and asked for a debate on drugs linked to organised crime. We will have such a debate. Senator Coghlan congratulated Senator Ross. I note that all Senator Ross's colleagues are present.