32. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the ruling that the prohibition on testifying against a spouse extends only to married couples and not to civil partnerships or other forms of relationship; the actions he will take to address the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4428/19]


: Before we take Question No. 32, I do not need to remind the Minister or Deputy O’Callaghan that decisions or judgments of a duly constituted court cannot be subjected to review or discussion in the House. I presume they are both well aware of this.