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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 November 2020

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (1051)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

1051. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice the sections of Bills enacted by the Houses of the Oireachtas yet to be commenced by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32360/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

In response to the Deputy’s question, details of Bills enacted by the Houses of Oireachtas passed and yet to be commenced by my Department since 1 January 2015 are set out in the table below.

Relevant Act

Details

Civil Debt (Procedures) Act 2015

Act is not yet commenced.

It is envisaged that the Act will be largely commenced once the drafting of the necessary Rules of Court has concluded. Engagement with the Department of Social Protection in respect of deductions from social welfare payments is also continuing.

Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019

Act is not yet commenced.

Due to be commenced on 1 December 2020.

Parole Act 2019

Act is not yet commenced.

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

Section 177, which amends section 2 of the Adoptive Leave Act 1995, has not been commenced.

Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 2020

Section 32 is not commenced.

Criminal Justice Act 2017

The sections of the Act which are not commenced are: 2, 4, 7, 11, 12.

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018

Section 32 is not commenced.

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

Section 36 other than insofar as it inserts s. 14C in the Criminal Evidence Act 1992.

Section 38 not yet commenced.

Section 52 not yet commenced.

Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017

Section 30(b)(ii) other than for the Central Criminal Court, the Circuit Court, the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court and the District Courts sitting in Districts 1-3, 5-10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22-25.

Section 30(d) other than for the Central Criminal Court, the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court.

Data Protection Act 2018

Section 30 is not commenced.

Family Law Act 2019

Part 3 of the Family Law Act 2019 will not be commenced, will be repealed by the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020.

International Protection Act 2015

Paragraphs (b), (f), (i), (l), (m), and (p) of section 6(2) of the International Protection Act 2015 have not been commenced.

Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

The sections of the Act which are partially commenced are: 5, 46, 47, 103, 201 and 218.

The sections of the Act which are not yet commenced are: 100 to 102, 104 to 117, 121, 178 to 180, 183, 196, 199, 207, 217 and 219 to 221.

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