Seanad Éireann - Volume 185 - 22 November, 2006

Prisons Bill 2006: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an act to enable the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to enter into agreements for the provision of services relating to the escort of prisoners by persons other than prison officers; to provide for the conduct of inquiries by governors of prisons into alleged breaches of discipline by prisoners, for the sanctions that may be imposed after such inquiries and for the establishment of appeal tribunals to hear appeals against forfeitures so imposed of remission of portion of sentences; to enable special requirements to be provided for in relation to the construction or extension of prisons and other places of detention, including approval thereof by resolution of each House of the Oireachtas and confirmation [425]by Act of the Oireachtas of the resolution; to provide for the appointment of an inspector of prisons; to provide for the giving of evidence by prisoners in certain types of proceedings before the courts by live television link; to amend and repeal certain enactments in relation to prisons and prisoners and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  Ms O’Rourke: I move: “That Second Stage be taken now.”

Question put and agreed to.