The Labour Party published this private members bill in March 2010. The Bill is designed to update the law in relation to the guardianship and custody of children. One of the main provisions is to grant automatic joint guardianship to non-marital fathers, except in certain circumstances. The Bill also seeks to grant greater rights to grand-parents and other relatives of children. It should be noted however that, as a private members Bill, its passage though the Oireachtas is highly uncertain.