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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 12 May 2004

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Questions (165)

Jim O'Keeffe


185 Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position in relation to wards of court; and if he has proposals to reform the system. [13866/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I am advised that the Courts Service, mindful of the need for a comprehensive reform of the law relating to the protection of intellectually incapacitated individuals, and in the context of a relevant consultation paper published by the Law Reform Commission last year, is currently engaged in a review of the operation of the wardship jurisdiction. I will consider any proposals for changes in legislation within my area of functional responsibility which emanate from the review and from the final report of the Law Reform Commission.