Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (524, 525)

Gerald Nash

Question:

524. Deputy Gerald Nash asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will give consideration to the inclusion of former residents of an institution (details supplied) in the redress scheme under the aegis of Mr. Justice Quirke; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10245/13]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

525. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason an institution (details supplied) has been excluded from the proposed Magdalen redress scheme; the options available to those who were in the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10249/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 524 and 525 together.

The Government is not aware of any evidence that would warrant consideration being given to including the two institutions within the scope of the scheme being established for the benefit of women who were formerly in the Magdalen Laundries.