146. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is planned to publish the 2018 report on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act 1995; the reason it was not published within the timeframe set out in the Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28837/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): Section 11 of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act, 1995 requires me to make a report to the Houses of the Oireachtas on the operation of matters within the Act in the preceding year
I have just received the 2018 Annual Report on the operation of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts 1995 & 1997. I appreciate that the timeframe of 4 months after the end of preceding year for laying the report before the Houses has not been met, but I wish to assure the Deputy that the report will now be published and laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas very shortly.