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Bruton, John

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the criteria which apply to applicants in view of the cutbacks of 16% in his Department's budget for 2003 for community and voluntary service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the way in which certain programmes will operate in 2003 in view of the 4% cutback in the Leader, INTERREG and PEACE programme budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Courts Martial.

Asked the Minister for Defence: the percentage of persons tried before courts martial who are represented by practising solicitors or barristers; and the percentage by Army officers.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the identity of the confirming authority for sentences and convictions at courts martial; and if, in view of a case (details supplied), his views on whether the current law and procedures conform t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the current statistics for trials before the courts martial; the offences involved; the percentage of acquittals; and the penalties imposed.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if his power to quash convictions and sentences under section 224 of the Defence Act, 1954, is still exercised.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the dates of the last trials before courts martial under military law of persons in respect of offences relating to persons or the property of persons not subject to military law.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if there is an appeal against leniency of sentence in a court martial either to the confirming authority or the courts martial appeals court; and if not, if he intends to introduce such an appeal.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the procedures governing the appointment and functions of the Judge Advocate General; and the publications in which these can be found.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the person who in practice makes the selection of officers to serve on courts martial; and if he has satisfied himself, in view of cases (details supplied) before the European Court of Human Rights...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the latest statistics on the number and type of offences disposed of summarily by officers of the Defences Forces under the Defence Act, 1954; the penalties imposed; and if he has satisfied himself...More Button