Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (842)

Carol Nolan


842. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health the status of the work of his Department with respect to the three year review of the Health (Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6928/21]

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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.