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450. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total funding allocated by her Department and its agencies, and through any grant systems operated by her Department, in tabular form, for each of the past four years, in relation to assisting support groups, associations or any other such body which assists families who suffer from domestic violence; the total funding drawn down in each of these year, in tabular form, in relation to the stated applications of each group, association or body; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23329/15]

451. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocol regarding the provision of sign language interpreters for deaf persons when they are being interviewed by, or giving statements to, a member of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23345/15]

452. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the protocol regarding ensuring an appropriate adult is present with persons with intellectual disabilities when they are being interviewed by, or giving statements to, a member of An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23346/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 451 and 452 together.
I have requested the information sought by the Deputy in relation to the protocol in place for the provision of sign language interpreters and the protocol regarding ensuring an appropriate adult is present with persons with intellectual disabilities when they are being interviewed and I will write directly to the Deputy when the information is to hand.