Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (76)

Olwyn Enright

Question:

70 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has met children's groups such as the ISPCC and Barnardos to discuss the extension of the remit of the central vetting unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30975/03]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I met the chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children on 19 September 2003 to discuss Garda vetting arrangements.

I have received representations from many groups regarding the extension of the Garda vetting arrangements for persons having substantial contacts with children and other vulnerable persons. These representations, together with the views of the ISPCC, have been brought to the attention of the working group established to review the system of Garda vetting.