Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (248)

Clare Daly

Question:

248. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress of the inspection of places of detention Bill. [16097/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Inspection of Places of Detention Bill is the vehicle which the Government will use to implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

As I indicated in my response to the Deputy's Parliamentary Question No. 102 of 4 April (last week) in relation to OPCAT, my Department are in the process of completing a draft scheme of this Bill which I intend to share with key stakeholders for their observations before it is finalised and I bring it to Government for approval later this year.