Written Answers. - Legislative Programme.

Jan O'Sullivan


14 Ms O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when it is intended to introduce the Judicial Conduct and Ethics Bill, especially having regard to concerns regarding a number of recent statements by judges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17110/03]

An Agreed Programme for Government between Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats contains a commitment to bring forward legislation to provide effective remedies for complaints about judicial misbehaviour including lay participation in the investigation of complaints. I hope to be in a position to publish the Bill early next year.