155. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has completed an external quality assurance assessment of its internal audit function as required by the Institute of Internal Auditors standards that were introduced in 2012 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5115/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy my Department has drafted a tender to undertake an external quality assurance assessment of its internal audit function. It is planned that this assessment will take place in 2018.