Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (581, 582)

John Browne

Question:

581. Deputy John Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will explain and justify the amount of legal fees expended by the Health Service Executive in 2012; if he will explain and justify the significant increase in legal fees expended in 2012 over 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30297/13]

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John Browne

Question:

582. Deputy John Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will provide the names of the solicitor firms and barristers who received payments from the Health Service Executive in 2012 for legal work and the amounts paid to each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30298/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 581 and 582 together.

As the Deputy's questions refer to HSE operational matters I have referred them to the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive for attention and direct reply to him.