Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Health
Commencement of Legislation
204. To ask the Minister for Health the causes of the delay in the commencement of Parts 2 and 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 until May 2020; if he will consider an earlier commencement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40593/19]
The commencement date of the 5thof May 2020 for Parts 2&3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 allows time for individuals or couples to use donor gametes that they have already purchased and stored but are not compliant with Parts 2&3 of the Act. In addition, it was considered necessary to allow time for a sufficient pool of donors with the requisite consent detailed in the Act to accrue.