283. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to bring the SAVI II scoping group report to Cabinet for consideration by the end of November 2018. [41893/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, the expert Scoping Group has completed a draft report considering the availability of data and making recommendations on a study to identify the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence in Ireland and emerging trends. A further piece of technical work is now being completed so that proposals can be brought to Cabinet in the coming weeks.
I can assure the Deputy that once the report has been considered by Government I intend to make an announcement to outline the way forward in relation to this issue.