Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Photo of Denise MitchellDenise Mitchell (Dublin Bay North, Sinn Fein)
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1153. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes; and the projected date for the publication of its report. [6848/20]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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As I announced on 14 February 2020, the Government has granted a short extension in order for the Commission of Investigation to complete its inquiries and finalise all matters required to deliver a final report.

The Commission is now required to submit its final report to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs by the 26 June 2020.

There are a number of procedural matters to be considered prior to publication of a Commission's final report. While there is no projected date for publication I would like to see the final report published as soon as practicable after its submission. Arrangements for publication of the report will ultimately be a matter for Government.

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