Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (183)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

183. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if his Department and the drafters of the assisted human reproduction Bill will be taking into account the concerns raised during pre-legislative scrutiny regarding surrogacy and the removal of anonymity in relation to donor conception [27126/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health is currently conducting a review of the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny process, which began in January of last year. The Joint Committee intends to report thereon before the summer recess. The recommendations in the Committee’s report, including any in relation to surrogacy, will be considered during the ongoing process of drafting this Bill in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General.

Parts 2 and 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 provide for the introduction of non-anonymous gamete and embryo donation.