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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (465)

Violet-Anne Wynne


465. Deputy Violet-Anne Wynne asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016; the articles that have been commenced and not commenced, respectively; when he expects the entirety of the Bill to be commenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61615/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 lapsed with the dissolution of the last Dáil.

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill is being used to advance a number of legislative provisions required by the UNCRPD that were previously included in the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016. These include measures to double the percentage of people with disabilities to be employed by public bodies from 3% to 6% by 2024, and also legislating for the position of IHREC as the national monitoring body under the Convention.

Work is actively taking place on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill, which is currently being drafted by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel. It is intended that the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 would be amended and fully commenced by June 2022.