Dáil debates

Thursday, 7 December 2006


Witness Intimidation.

3:00 pm

Photo of Michael McDowellMichael McDowell (Dublin South East, Progressive Democrats)

The inspectorate, under Ms Kathleen O'Toole, is another option. A review could assess how the scheme is operating and if it could be improved.

I am prepared to enhance the existing statutory arrangements if more protection is needed. Statutory protection is afforded to those in the scheme but if more is necessary, I would not hesitate. The best course of action is to determine whether the scheme is operating well and then to decide if further statutory provisions are necessary. I would be happy to do both.


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