Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (401)

Billy Timmins


401. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he received the report from the Garda Inspectorate (details supplied) dealing with penalty points; when it was published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14929/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Síochána Inspectorate furnished me with a copy of its ninth report 'The Fixed Charge Processing System: a 21st Century Strategy' on the 28th of February 2014. The report was laid before the houses of the Oireachtas and published on my Department's website on the 12th of March 2014. The report was debated in full in the House on 26 March, 2014.

The Action Plan which I published together with the Inspectorate’s Report prescribes a time scale for the implementation of the recommendations made and also noted where action had already been taken or commenced by An Garda Síochána to implement some of the recommendations. The Criminal Justice Working Group, which the Inspectorate recommended be established to oversee implementation of the changes required, met the day immediately following publication of the Inspectorate's report.