Written Answers. - Garda Complaints Board.

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

451 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the way in which appointments to the new Garda complaints board are to be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27759/01]

The measures I have published for the establishment of a new Garda inspectorate provide that it will deal with complaints by the public against members of the Garda Síochána. In that context the measures state that the inspectorate will consist of a person with experience, qualifications or expertise relevant to the functions to be carried out. In addition, it is envisaged that the appointment of the inspectorate will be undertaken by the Government upon resolutions passed by each House of the Oireachtas.