515. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he will introduce legislation to ensure that private security companies and their staff who execute court orders are registered with the Private Security Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19528/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): On 9 April, 2019, I secured Government approval to bring the regulation of private security personnel, employed to assist in enforcing court orders, within the remit of the Private Security Authority. The proposals for this measure and related matters are contained in the report of an Interdepartmental Working Group Report which was published on my Department’s website on 9 April, 2019.
My Department is working with the Office of the Attorney General to bring forward the necessary legislative provisions as soon as possible.