711. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice the current number of live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by her; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed, in tabular form. [9688/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): In response to the Deputy’s question, I have provided a list of the live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by my Department, including the scheduled completion date of each, in tabular format below.

Study/Review/Research Scheduled Completion Date
Methodological review: review different methods for sizing the illegal economy, with specific focus on illicit activity. Q2 2021
Public Attitudes Survey: to undertake survey to measure public views and experience in a range of relevant DoJ areas. Q3 2021
Anti-Social Behaviour: to map out how ASB has been defined (recognising it is a contested concept) and map out interventions and their effectiveness. Q2 2021
Evaluation of the Local Community Safety Partnership Pilots over 3 sites. Q4 2022
Review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences (O’Malley Report)* Published October 2020
Public Consultation on updating the Discount Rate Policy proposals to Minister by end Q1 2021
Review of Defamation Act 2009 End of Q1 2021
Analysis of EU Asylum Legislation and the Proposals part of the new EU Migration and Asylum Pact to inform opt-in considerations and any implications as appropriate May 2021
Review of personal insolvency legislation Q2 2021
Study on Familicide and Domestic Homicide Reviews (established May 2019)* Report to be published by end April
Independent review of Part 4 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017* Q3 2021

*Commissioned under previous Minister