Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (64)

Eamon Gilmore


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.