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833. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice the details of the Acts falling under her Department which have been signed into law but not commenced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17449/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I wish to advise the Deputy that details of Acts falling under my Department which have been signed into law but have not been commenced yet, for the timeframe of 2015 to-date, are provided in the following table.

Relevant Act Details
Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 Section 177, which amends Section 2 of the Adoptive Leave Act 1995, has not been commenced and will be repealed by the Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021.
Civil Debt (Procedures) Act 2015 Whole Act not yet commenced.

Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020

Section 32 not yet commenced.
Criminal Justice Act 2017 Sections 2, 4, 7, 11 and 12 are not yet commenced.
Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 Section 32 is not yet commenced.
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 Section 36 other than insofar as it inserts. Section 14C in the Criminal Evidence Act 1992.
Section 38 not yet commenced.
Section 52 not yet commenced.
Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 Section 30(b)(ii) other than for the Central Criminal Court, the Circuit Court, the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court and the District Courts sitting in Districts 1-3, 5-10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22-25.
Section 30(d) other than for the Central Criminal Court, the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court.
Data Protection Act 2018 Section 30 is not yet commenced.
Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 Part 9 of the Act falls to be commenced by the Minister for Justice.
Judicial Council Act 2019 In addition to Sections 98 and 99, provisions relating to conduct are also not commenced –
Sections 3, 42, 50, 51, 53-64 incl., 67-84 incl., 86, 88 will be commenced when the conduct guidelines are adopted by the Council (deadline for adoption is 30 June 2022).
Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 The sections of the Act which are partially commenced are: 46, 47, 103 and 201.
The sections of the Act which are not yet commenced are: 100 to 102, 104 to 117, 121, 178 to 180, 196, 199, 217 and 219 to 221.
Parole Act 2019 Whole Act not yet commenced.

Should the Deputy seek further information any specific Act, please contact my office directly. Question No. 834 answered with Question No. 772.