Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (587)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

587. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the work of the criminal justice working group established to implement the recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate report entitled The Fixed Charge Processing System: A 21st Century Strategy. [24506/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Criminal Justice Working Group was established in March 2014 on foot of a recommendation in the Garda Inspectorate Report on the Fixed Charge Processing System.  The Group is jointly chaired by my Department and the Department of Justice and Equality and comprises representatives of all relevant Departments and agencies. To date, the Group has held six meetings and I understand that very good progress has been made on implementation of the short-term actions set out in the report.   

Part of the terms of reference for the Group is that progress reports will be made to Government on a six monthly basis.  The first progress report is due in July 2014.