Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Criminal Justice Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages
Paul Bradford (Fine Gael)
I thank the Minister for being with us. He has given us a comprehensive explanation of the purpose and workings of this ground-breaking legislation, which will send a strong signal to the wider public to the effect that we have one law for all sectors of society. I hope the passing of this Bill will be recognised as such a signal. The Minister has responded to Senator Quinn's point that it is important for the withholding issue, which is so central to the purpose of the Bill, to be strongly broadcast beyond this House and understood by everyone it will affect.