Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (510)

John Brady

Question:

510. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of legislation that amends the Gender Recognition Act 2015 in view of the recommendations of the report of the review group of the Act; her plans to table the legislation in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38399/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

In July 2018, I published the Report of the Group Established to Review the Operation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. The recommendations in the report of the Review Group involve issues that are complex and it has been necessary to take some time to take advice and consider them in detail. That said, a number of recommendations are more administrative in nature and these are currently being progressed at official level.

A report is being prepared under section 7 of the Gender Recognition Act 2015, in response to the review, and I expect to be in a position to lay it before the Houses of the Oireachtas in the near future. I will set out any proposals for legislative change at that stage.