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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 12 May 2004

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Questions (165)

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

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.

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