Dáil Éireann - Volume 459 - 07 December, 1995

Written Answers. - Scottish Office Case.

29. Miss Coughlan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will raise the case of a person (details supplied) with the Secretary of State for Scotland, to ensure that his attention has been drawn to the miscarriage of justice and that a petition is accepted by the Scottish office as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16140/95]

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring): I know that the Deputy has taken an active interest in this case. As she will be aware, the Scottish Office is presently examining it.

I have closely followed the case myself. I instructed my officials to raise the request for a transfer to Northern Ireland, made by the person in question, with the British authorities. He was given a temporary transfer in 1993 and this was made permanent in 1994.

I assure the Deputy that I will continue to monitor closely developments in this case.