Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (209)

Jim O'Callaghan

Question:

209. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí who have received specialist training to interview minors who have been victims of sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53605/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Commissioner is responsible under Section 26 (b) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to carry on and manage and control generally the administration and business of the Garda Síochána, including by arranging for the recruitment, training and appointment of its members and civilian staff.

I have requested a report from the Commissioner in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy and I will write to him directly when I receive it.