157. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to enable the Inspector of Prisons to have the ability to publish reports directly without seeking his approval first; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6594/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The functions of the Inspector of Prisons, including his or her reporting functions, are as set out in Part 5 of the Prisons Act 2007. There are no plans to amend this legislation.