58. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the timeline for undertaking a second SAVI report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42436/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, the expert Scoping Group has completed a draft report considering the availability of data and making recommendations on a study to identify the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence in Ireland and emerging trends. A further piece of technical work is now being completed so that proposals can be brought to Cabinet in the coming weeks.
As the Deputy will appreciate, I am constrained from commenting further as proposals have yet to be brought to Government. However, I can assure the Deputy that once the report has been considered by Government I intend to make an announcement to outline the way forward in relation to this issue.