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Freedom of Information.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 19 October 2005

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Ceisteanna (203)

Trevor Sargent

Ceist:

275 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if consideration is being given by the Government to introducing or amending legislation (details supplied) for the purpose of making the Garda Síochána subject to sections 15 and 16 only of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 as amended. [29599/05]

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

The Garda Síochána is one of the bodies under the aegis of my Department that has not to date been made subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003. These Acts have been extended to additional public bodies on a phased basis since commencement in 1998. The Department of Finance conducted a consultation exercise in 2004 aimed at identifying public bodies to whom it would be appropriate to extend the Acts. I decided against any extension of the Acts to the Garda Síochána at that time but directed that the issue be reviewed in 2007.

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