Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Criminal Justice Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages
Ivana Bacik (Independent)
I would like to raise a question I asked the Minister regarding section 20 on Second Stage yesterday. This section, which deals with whistleblower protection, received great support on Second Stage. I believe it was added on Report Stage in the Dáil. At that point the Minister said that comprehensive legislation on whistleblowers would be introduced, as is the commitment in the programme for Government, in the medium term. I asked yesterday if there was any sense of what the medium term was or if he could provide a timeframe. He helpfully said he would be dealing with some specific questions when we came to particular sections on Committee Stage, so I thought I might ask the question again now.