Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

National Women's Strategy

9:00 pm

Photo of Aengus Ó SnodaighAengus Ó Snodaigh (Dublin South Central, Sinn Fein)
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Question 37: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will report on the progress of the interdepartmental committee in developing a national women's strategy; the composition of the committee; if the draft strategy will be ready by the end of July 2005 as previously indicated; and if the strategy will be completed by October 2005 as previously indicated. [16172/05]

Photo of Michael McDowellMichael McDowell (Dublin South East, Progressive Democrats)
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An interdepartmental committee, chaired by my Department, and comprising senior officials in relevant Departments was established in January 2005 to take responsibility for the drafting of the strategy. The chairperson has advised me that he is satisfied that the committee is on course to complete its work by end October.

A consultation group made up of the social partners and the National Women's Council of Ireland has also been established.


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