Thursday, 11 July 2019
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages
Ultimately, it would be just a report and I do not accept it would be problematic. The value would be partially subjective. It would be for the Garda Commissioner or Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to provide an evaluation that states what either considers to be the value of the agreement, either for the Garda or GSOC or for the corresponding jurisdiction. That is the purpose of the amendments. Provisions in a range of legislation ensure that the Houses have oversight of significant decisions taken by certain public bodies, including the Garda Síochána or GSOC. The amendments are relatively modest and make sense. I ask that the Minister consider them or, if not, that he consider them in the Seanad.