Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (64)

Eamon Gilmore

Question:

178 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Health and Children if the terms of reference of the inquiry to be chaired by Judge Maureen Harding-Clarke into the activities of the former Drogheda obstetrician (details supplied) have yet been finalised; when the inquiry will begin; the form it will take; when he expects it to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1891/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Arising from the Medical Council's report of an inquiry into the professional conduct of the person in question, Judge Maureen Harding-Clarke has been selected to chair an inquiry into the issues raised. The format of the inquiry and its terms of reference are being finalised and I expect to be in a position to bring recommendations before Cabinet shortly. I will be meeting with Patient Focus on 29 January 2004 to review progress.