Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (216)

Eamon Ryan

Ceist:

307 Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of times the interdepartmental group on vetting has met; if he will clarify the proposed timetable for the completion of the group's work; his views on whether a vetting requirement should be extended to people working in crèches or other child care related areas; and if such procedures will require amendments to existing legislation or if they can be introduced via ministerial order or regulation. [3360/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The working group on Garda vetting has met on seven occasions to date, with a further meeting scheduled for 12 February 2004.

The report of the working group is currently being finalised, and it is hoped that it will be submitted to the Garda Commissioner and myself in the coming weeks. Full consideration will then be given to the recommendations of the working group, including modes of implementation, where appropriate.