Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (244)

Clare Daly

Question:

244. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the reason he has been involved in meetings with so-called representative groups of symphysiotomy victims but has failed to meet with Survivors of Symphysiotomy; if the Walsh report has been furnished to these groups; and when it will be furnished to others and made public. [33699/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy is aware, my Department has commissioned an independent research report in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland. It is my intention to brief the Government on the report prior to its publication and I also intend to meet with representatives from all of the symphysiotomy support groups prior to the release of the report. The independent research report has not been forwarded to any group.