Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (60, 61)

Denis Naughten

Question:

57 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has satisfied himself that the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 is sufficient to deal with the problem of Internet grooming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6347/04]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

96 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on whether a more satisfactory means of legislatively addressing the problem of Internet grooming has presented itself; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6348/04]

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

I propose to take Questions Nos. 57 and 96 together.

The Deputy will be aware from my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1 of 29 January 2004 that I have been examining the question of Internet grooming in the context of legislation which will be required for compliance with two recent EU framework decisions.