Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (187)

James Browne

Question:

187. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of legislation to create a specific offence of interfering with life-saving equipment such as defibrillators and lifebuoys; the engagement he has had with groups (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4850/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

A Private Member's Bill, entitled the Life Saving Equipment Bill 2017, which provides for a specific offence of interfering with life saving equipment such as defibrillators and certain marine safety devices, including lifebuoys, was introduced in Seanad Éireann on 5 July 2017. Second Stage of the Bill was taken on 23 January 2018 where the principles of the Bill, and issues it raises, were discussed.