484. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to publish a report into allegations of covert surveillance in prisons completed by the Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19016/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, the Inspector of Prisons has furnished me with a copy of the report of her investigation, carried out under section 31 of the Prisons Act 2007, into allegations of improper surveillance and other wrongdoing in prisons.
I am considering the report in the light of advice from the Attorney General with a view to publishing it in accordance with section 31 of the Prisons Act 2007.