Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (697)

Róisín Shortall


697. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 194 of 17 April 2014, if she has received the report; if she has had an opportunity to consult with the other relevant Departments; and if she will make proposals to address this issue. [23135/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will recall this matter arose in the context of a debate on the Misuse of Motor Vehicles (Public Spaces) Bill 2012. The Deputy will also appreciate that the issues arising involve a number of Government Departments.

In this regard my Department has been in contact with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The report from the Garda authorities referred to by the Deputy is awaited. Further consideration of these matters by the relevant Departments is required and my Department will contribute to this process as appropriate in consultation with the Garda authorities.

Question No. 698 answered with Question No. 654.