Wednesday, 5 May 2004
Dáil Eireann Debate
65. Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on the Law Reform Commission report on the rights of unmarried couples; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12692/04]
66. Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he intends granting additional rights to cohabiting and unmarried couples; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12729/04]
The consultation paper on rights and duties of cohabitees published by the Law Reform Commission on 27 April 2004 makes substantial recommendations for the reform of the law in this area. However, the purpose of the paper is to enable those who wish to make submissions to the commission to do so before 30 September 2004. The Law Reform Commission will publish a report containing its final recommendations when the consultation process is complete. I look forward to examining the commission’s final recommendations as soon as they become available.
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