Thursday, 31 January 2019

Questions (151)

Seán Fleming

Question:

151. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the service level agreement or other governance arrangements in place and the amount of funding provided to an organisation (details supplied) either directly by his Department or through the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4756/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Dental Health Foundation receives annual funding from the Department of Health for the provision of secretariat services to the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health including staffing and office costs. Funding of almost €215,000 was provided in 2018. A Financial Agreement between the Department and the Dental Health Foundation accompanies the allocation of funding each year. The funding is drawn down monthly on receipt of the required documentation including bank and expenditure statements.

The Dental Health Foundation's Financial Statement for 2017 is published on its website.

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on its funding and service level agreement with the Dental Health Foundation.