Seanad debates

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Courts and Court Officers Bill 2009: Report and Final Stages


12:00 pm

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent)

I move amendment No. 1:

In page 7, line 1, after "prescribe", to insert the following:

", in accordance with the standards already provided for in respect of persons held lawfully in Garda custody or under the Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007)".

There is a slight Alice in Wonderland sense about this Report Stage. I do not propose to table two amendments that I had withdrawn on Committee Stage, intending to move them again on Report Stage. However, I do want to press amendment No. 1 for the reasons we have already outlined. I am grateful to Senator Regan for expressing his support for this. It strengthens section 12 and enables the Minister to have regard to certain standards already in place. I should now like to press that amendment.


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