Seanad debates

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Criminal Justice Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages

 

12:00 pm

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)

I thank Senators for supporting the Bill and addressing the issues raised. The questions that were asked were important because they gave us an opportunity to tease out some of the key provisions of the Bill. I assure Senators that I appreciate the fact that we have been able to complete this Bill before the summer vacation. I look forward to it being signed by the President. I hope it will provide early assistance to the Garda in its current and future investigations. The legislation should help the force to prevent the commission of white-collar crimes and to undertake successful investigations into such crimes that may be committed in the future.

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