Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2572, 2574)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

2572. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding awarded to the National Adoption Contact Preference Register in each of the years 2016 to 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33908/19]

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Anne Rabbitte

Question:

2574. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding awarded to the National Adoption Contact Preference Register to run campaigns to promote its work; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33910/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2572 and 2574 together.

The Adoption Authority of Ireland is a quasi-judicial body which is independent of the Department in its decision making capacity. As such, I have referred the question to the Authority for a direct response to the Deputy.