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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 20 May 2020

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (1153)

Denise Mitchell


1153. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes; and the projected date for the publication of its report. [6848/20]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

As I announced on 14 February 2020, the Government has granted a short extension in order for the Commission of Investigation to complete its inquiries and finalise all matters required to deliver a final report.

The Commission is now required to submit its final report to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs by the 26 June 2020.

There are a number of procedural matters to be considered prior to publication of a Commission's final report. While there is no projected date for publication I would like to see the final report published as soon as practicable after its submission. Arrangements for publication of the report will ultimately be a matter for Government.