Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (346)

Seamus Kirk

Question:

348 Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Health the total cost of the Mental Health Tribunal section of the Mental Health Commission each year since 2007 and a breakdown of the expenditure for the last year for which such figures are available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35659/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

Expenditure on Mental Health Tribunals since 2007 is as follows:

Year

Expenditure

2007

9,840,944

2008

9,755,372

2009

9,802,618

2010

7,887,565

Breakdown on expenditure in 2010:

Expenditure

Fees

6,365,516

Travel and Subsistence

500,405

Salaried Consultant psychiatrists

859,625

Other costs

162,019

The Financial Statements for the Mental Health Commission, which includes expenditure on Mental Health Tribunals, is laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas annually.