I propose to take Questions Nos. 243, 251, 259 and 287 together.
The Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill was published on 25th November 2016. The Bill provides at section 14 that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, shall establish and maintain a register to be known as the Register of Adoption Contact Enquiries. The existing National Adoption Contact Preference Register (NACPR) will be discontinued. However, all information relating to the NACPR will be retained. Before the new Register is established, each person whose details are on the NACPR will be contacted advising them of the new Register that is being established by Tusla. They will be invited to apply to have their details entered on the new Register. However, where birth parents have already indicated a preference for no contact on the NACPR, details of this preference will be transferred to the new Register.