Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (62)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

62. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of reviews requested during January 2019 by persons refused abortion services; the outcome of these reviews; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4713/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under section 18 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, the HSE is required to submit a report to the Minister each year on the operation of reviews in the immediately preceding year. The Minister must, as soon as possible after receiving the report, cause copies of the report to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas. The HSE shall then arrange for the report to be published.

No information on reviews carried out under the Act will therefore be released until after the annual report for 2019 has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas on or before 30 June 2020.