Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (477)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

477. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016; when same will be enacted; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51516/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

As the Deputy is aware, I am committed to the early enactment of this legislation. I intend to bring the Bill back to the Seanad for Committee Stage in early January 2019. 

This important legislation will give adopted people, people who have been the subject of an illegal birth registration, birth parents and relevant guardians a statutory right to an information and tracing service.  It will also provide for the transfer of relevant records into the custody of the State. 

Question No. 478 answered with Question No. 476.