Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (471)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

471. Deputy Róisín Shortall 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. [12641/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

While it is not a matter which comes under the remit of my Department, I understand from my colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, that the institution referred to is one of the institutions on the schedule of the Redress Act, 2002. I also understand that the Redress Board are now processing the remaining applications and expect to complete its work in the next year or so. The Government decision of 19 February relates to Magdalen Laundries. It does not relate to the type of institution referred to by the Deputy.