Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (484)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

484. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to publish a report into allegations of covert surveillance in prisons completed by the Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19016/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, the Inspector of Prisons has furnished me with a copy of the report of her investigation, carried out under section 31 of the Prisons Act 2007, into allegations of improper surveillance and other wrongdoing in prisons.

I am considering the report in the light of advice from the Attorney General with a view to publishing it in accordance with section 31 of the Prisons Act 2007.