458. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views with the previous Ombudsman for Children that a representative from that office should be represented on the new independent Garda authority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43962/14]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware the preparation of a Bill to provide for the establishment of the new Policing Authority is under way. In this context the question of the composition of the Authority will be carefully considered. The Bill is being drafted on a priority basis.