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508. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress that has been made by her Department with the heads of the Reformed and Consolidated Domestic Violence Bill; her plans to bring the heads to Government for approval; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20453/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am currently finalising legislative proposals for a reformed and consolidated Domestic Violence Bill. I plan to bring these proposals to Government for approval shortly. I will also seek Government approval at that time to forward the General Scheme of the reformed and consolidated Domestic Violence Bill to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for pre-legislative scrutiny.