Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (856)

Mattie McGrath


856. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the status of the work of the Commission of Investigation (Certain matters relative to a disability service in the South East and related matters); if he will address concerns that the final report is not yet complete; the reason in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13714/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

On 15 May 2018 the Minister for Health agreed to a twelve month extension to the Farrelly Commission of Investigation to complete and submit its phase 1 final report. In granting the extension, the Minister requested that two further interim reports be provided. These interim reports were to include a report on the Commission's progress to date and a summary of work yet to be undertaken.

The Department of Health received the Commission's Fourth Interim Report on 10 January 2019. The report will be published on the Department's website in the coming days.

I cannot comment on the work of an ongoing statutory Commission of Investigation.