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Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 90.  Deputy Brian Stanley Information on Brian Stanley Zoom on Brian Stanley  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will bring forward the date of publication of the inspection of places of detention Bill. [6527/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The General Scheme of a Bill relating to inspections of places of detention is being prepared in my Department. This is intended, inter alia, to enable ratification of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OP-CAT).

When the General Scheme has been completed, I will be seeking Government approval for its publication to facilitate a consultation exercise in advance of drafting and publication of the Bill. At this stage, it is not possible to indicate when the Bill will be published.

Question No. 91 answered with Question No. 66.

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