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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Dáil Éireann Debate, Friday - 3 December 2021

Friday, 3 December 2021

Questions (70)

Dara Calleary


70. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of persons that have submitted a subject access request for their personal information contained in the archive of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission; the number of requests that have been successfully completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59454/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

On 28 February last, with the dissolution of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, my Department became the data controller for all the personal data contained in the records that transferred from the Commission.

Former residents of Mother and Baby Homes can make a Subject Access Request (SAR) to my Department for access to their record.

As of Friday 26th of November, my Department has received 420 Subject Access requests (SARs) relating to the Mother and Baby Homes archive and responded to and closed 322 of these within statutory timeframes.