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Commissions of Investigation

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 12 November 2020

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Questions (293)

Mick Barry


293. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth when he plans to publish the final report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36031/20]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters submitted its final report to me on the 30th October 2020. I had signalled that there would be a short time interval between receipt of the report and the separate arrangements for its publication. A number of relevant procedural issues are being expedited to ensure I can seek the approval of Government to publish the report as soon as possible.

I can assure the Deputy that I am working with my Department and Government colleagues to ensure the swift publication of the report. In my engagement with former residents and their advocates, I have committed to giving them advance notice prior to publication of the report. I expect to be able to confirm the timeline and arrangements for publication shortly.