268. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if entitlement to legal aid exists for a person (details supplied) imprisoned in Turkey on a minor issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5857/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I refer the Deputy to my answer to his Parliamentary Question No. 522 of 16 January 2018. The position remains the same.  The provision of legal aid under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme applies within this State. The provisions of the Scheme do not apply outside this jurisdiction.  
There is no other Scheme within my responsibility as Minister for Justice and Equality that provides for legal aid for a person accused in criminal proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction.