Parliamentary Question for the Minister for Justice (Alan Shatter TD)
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 25/02/2014
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline his views on using as a blueprint for legislation the recent report on the review of legislation on prostitution by the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The current review of criminal legislation on prostitution has not yet been completed and no policy decisions have been taken in this matter.
I recently received legal advices from the Attorney General on the Joint Committee’s report and these are being examined.
The legislative approach to prostitution also has implications for the health and welfare of those involved in prostitution and for public health, in general. I have requested the views of the Minister for Health on the recommendations of the Joint Committee and these are awaited.
When the review has been completed I will bring my legislative proposals to Government for approval in the usual way.