Written Answers. - Abortion Referendum.

Enda Kenny

Question:

292 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Health and Children if it is intended to hold a referendum on abortion within the lifetime of this Administration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7623/01]

The Cabinet committee is considering the fifth progress report of the all-party committee on the Constitution, dealing with the issue of abortion. The question of whether there should be a further referendum on abortion and, if so, its nature, are among the issues under consideration.