Seanad debates

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion


6:00 pm

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Sinn Fein)

I apologise. Someone said that we are not going away, and the point is that we can come back in three months and six months and if the Government has not acted, we can hold it to account. We can make sure the promise made today and the commitments we have received from the representatives of the Labour Party and the Fine Gael Party, who spoke very passionately and who share our concerns, are upheld in six months. If the Government does not come back with legislation in six months, there is a responsibility on us all to come back here and put pressure on the Government, and I would then accept the thrust of today's motion. However, at this stage I cannot do so and for the reasons outlined, I will support the Government amendment.


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