Dáil Éireann - Volume 336 - 23 June, 1982
Written Answers. - Community Service Orders.
Mr. Shatter Mr. Shatter
554. Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Justice whether he intends to implement  the recommendations contained in the report entitled Community Service Orders which was published in June 1981; and when it is intended to provide for a system of community service orders.
Minister for Justice (Mr. Doherty) Sean (Longford-Roscommon) Doherty
Minister for Justice (Mr. Doherty): I take it the Deputy is referring in his question to the White Paper published in June 1981. A Bill to provide for a scheme of Community Service Orders was circulated to Deputies on 17 June 1982. Apart from the legislation, a number of other practical problems — for example, the staffing of the scheme — have to be considered further and until such time as decisions have been taken on them I will not be in a position to give a firm indication as to when the scheme is likely to come into operation.
Dáil Éireann 336 Written Answers. Community Service Orders.