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420. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans in relation to improvements regarding the regulation and licensing of personnel enforcing court orders by the Private Security Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54238/18]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have convened a working group to examine the administrative, legislative, resource, security and other matters necessary to bring the regulation and licensing of security personnel assisting those enforcing court orders within the remit of the Private Security Authority.
I expect to receive a report from the group, which is chaired by a senior official in my Department, shortly. I will consider the matter further when this report is received and take all the necessary and appropriate steps to ensure the regulations are robust and comprehensive.