Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (549)

Holly Cairns


549. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the timeline he is working to for the publication and passing of the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 in view of the fact that the Bill lapsed at the end of the Thirty-second Dáil; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6912/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016, which was drafted to ensure implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, had completed Dáil Committee Stage during the previous Government, but lapsed with the dissolution of the previous Dáil and Seanad and was not restored to the Order Paper. Consideration is being given to the possibility of amalgamating it with the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity (Amendment) Bill. Policy proposals for that Bill are due to be settled shortly with the aim of enactment before year end.