Written Answers. - Prisoner Transfers.

John McGuinness


369 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 306 of 12 February 2003, if the warrant has been obtained; when the transfer will take place; if there is a delay in the process; and if the matter will be expedited. [10745/03]

I can inform the Deputy that the warrant authorising the applicant's transfer and continued detention in this jurisdiction has not yet been obtained.

It is expected that a warrant will be granted after the court's Easter recess. Every effort will be made to ensure that the application will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity.