Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (445)

Thomas P. Broughan


445. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health when all sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 will be commenced; the timeframe for full commencement; if there are barriers impinging on the rights of same-sex married persons and their children prior to commencement of all sections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9599/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Officials in my Department are undertaking the work necessary to facilitate the commencement of Parts 2 & 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. A small number of technical and legal issues have arisen which require clarification, and it is important that these are resolved before Parts 2 & 3 of the Act are commenced. I hope to be in a position to lay the Regulations before the Houses of the Oireachtas as early as possible in 2018.