Thursday, 27 April 2006
Brendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
——is he aware that the numbers on remand have increased from 6.5% before the bail referendum to 16.5% in the most recent figures available ten years later in 2004? Contrary to the Minister's assertion, the changes put forward by the rainbow Government are having an effect on reducing the recidivism of those on bail. Will the Minister set the record straight on that and take some responsibility for his and his predecessor's eight years of stewardship in this coalition?