Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (534)

Alan Kelly

Question:

534. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the legislative timeline for the advancement of the human tissues Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44617/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Work is progressing on the drafting of the Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination and Public Display) Bill in collaboration with the Office of Parliamentary Council.

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme was undertaken by the Joint Committee on Health on 16 October 2019 and the Committee's report is awaited.

It is envisaged that the drafting process will be complete, and Government approval secured to publish the Bill, by the end of Quarter 1 2020. It is hoped that the Bill will then be progressed through the Houses of the Oireachtas.