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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 30 March 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ceisteanna (210)

John Brassil

Ceist:

210. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a person's records; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15814/17]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Registration of Maternity Homes Act, 1934, required maternity homes to maintain certain birth and death records. These records were kept at the home. Given the passage of time, I am not sure if all records relating to the private maternity home in question still exist. I am, however, aware that some historic maternity records are held by the National Archives. Accordingly, it might be worth addressing your query to that Office.

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