Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (45)

Jonathan O'Brien


45. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he intends to bring forward legislation or amending legislation to facilitate separate family law courts. [20852/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Programme for Government includes a commitment to hold a Referendum to amend the Constitution to provide for a separate family court structure. The intention is that if the Referendum is approved by the People, detailed implementing legislation of the type referred to by the Deputy will be introduced. In the meantime, work on the drafting of the Scheme of a Referendum Bill is proceeding in my Department.