Written Answers. - Ombudsman for Children.

Denis Naughten

Question:

204 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Health and Children when the office of the ombudsman for children will be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15129/02]

As stated in the Agreed Programme for Government, the office of the ombudsman for children will be established and fully operational during this year. Work is ongoing in my Department in relation to all aspects of establishing the office.