Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (445)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

445. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health when all sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 will be commenced; the timeframe for full commencement; if there are barriers impinging on the rights of same-sex married persons and their children prior to commencement of all sections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9599/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Officials in my Department are undertaking the work necessary to facilitate the commencement of Parts 2 & 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. A small number of technical and legal issues have arisen which require clarification, and it is important that these are resolved before Parts 2 & 3 of the Act are commenced. I hope to be in a position to lay the Regulations before the Houses of the Oireachtas as early as possible in 2018.