Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (141)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

141 Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health if he will include an organisation (details supplied) for the consultation process for the new public health Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32840/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

I am assuming the Deputy is referring to the consultation process conducted as part of the development of the Your Health is Your Wealth — Health and Wellbeing Framework 2012-2020. The first consultation invited general submissions whereas the second public consultation asked specific questions on a number of background documents that had been prepared by the working group responsible for developing the framework. A total of 66 submissions have been received in response to the second consultation and are currently being reviewed. The submissions will be published on the Department of Health's website. I will be submitting a memorandum on the framework to the Government later this month and hope to publish the report in the autumn. If the Deputy requires further clarification on this response he should contact my Department in this regard.