Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (527)

Jack Wall


527. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is covered by the Magdalen redress board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5303/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The McAleese report and the ex gratia scheme recommended by Mr Justice Quirke relate to the 10 Magdalen laundries that operated within the State. As an exceptional measure, the Government decided that the women from two other institutions, St Mary's Training Centre, Stanhope Street and House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill Wexford, should also be included. No other institutions are being included within the scheme. The specific institution referred to by the Deputy was a Mother and Baby Home and these institutions do not come within the remit of my Department and are not included in the ex gratia scheme.