Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (765)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

765. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health when he proposes to set a date for the mandatory three-year review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018. [38954/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy will be aware, section 7 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 states that

“The Minister shall, not later than 3 years after the commencement of this section, carry out a review of the operation of this Act.”

The review clause was included in the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 in order to facilitate monitoring of the operation of the legislation in practice, as well as of the delivery of services in the area.

As set out in the Programme for Government Our Shared Future, the Department of Health intends to conduct the review in 2021.