Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (240)

Charles Flanagan

Question:

240. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 245 of 20 October 2020, if guidelines as a consequence of the report by the Ombudsman on the Magdalene laundry scheme have been completed and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6371/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

My officials are working to complete the guidelines on redress referenced by the Deputy. While it had been anticipated that the guidelines would now be complete, as the Deputy will be aware there has been recently been considerable work undertaken in relation to redress, particularly in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. My officials have engaged and will continue to engage with the officials of that Department in respect of this work to ensure that the final guidelines are as comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant as possible.