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411. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will publish the revised Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49653/14]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 was published in July 2013. My Department is currently working on possible amendments to it aimed at ensuring that it complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These amendments are subject to approval through the legislative process, the next stage of which will be examination by Dáil Committee in the current session. As the Bill has already commenced its transit through the Houses of the Oireachtas it will not be republished. However, amendments to it will become a matter of public record as it passes through each stage of the legislative process.