Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (27)

Denis Naughten


29 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Social Protection her plans to amend the Civil Registration Act 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34332/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

A Government decision was made recently to approve the drafting of Heads of a Bill to amend and add to the existing provisions contained in the Civil Registration Act 2004. The drafting of the Heads of a Bill will commence shortly. Many of the matters to be addressed in the Bill are complex and will require considerable consultation with other Government Departments and Offices. Following this process, I will be bringing the matter back to Government at the earliest appropriate opportunity, with a view to obtaining approval for the general scheme of a Bill.