Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (151)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

151. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the full commencement of all provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015; and the reason for the delay. [10254/18]

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.