Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (287)

Alan Kelly

Question:

287. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 426 of 21 May 2019, if he will provide a list of all meetings, consultations, correspondence and the purposes of each, between Ministers or officials and a person (details supplied) or members of their team since they undertook work in relation to CervicalCheck; if similar information will be provided regarding meetings between HSE officials and the person for the same time period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22741/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As outlined in my response to the Deputy's previous question, I and officials from my Department have met with Dr Scally on a number of occasions since the Scoping Inquiry was established. The dates of these meetings, insofar as they have been ascertained following a comprehensive search of records, are outlined in the following table:

Date

Details

7 May

Preliminary meeting with Department officials on work of the Inquiry

24 May

Dr Scally met with Department officials to facilitate the work of the Inquiry

11 June

Dr Scally met with Minister and Department officials to submit his First and Progress Reports

12 July

Dr Scally participated in a teleconference with Department officials and RCOG representatives

8 August

Dr Scally met with Department official to facilitate the work of the inquiry

28 August

Dr Scally met with Department official to facilitate the work of the inquiry

28 August

Dr Scally met with Department official to facilitate the work of the inquiry

10 September

Dr Scally met with Minister and Department officials to discuss his Final Report

10 October

Dr Scally met with Minister and Department officials to discuss the implementation of his recommendations and the progress of his supplementary report

20 November

Dr Scally met with Department officials to discuss implementation of his recommendations

17 December

Dr Scally met with Department officials to discuss implementation of his recommendations

31 January

Dr Scally attended Minister’s meeting with 221+ Patient Support Group, following which he met with Minister and Department officials to discuss progress of supplementary report

14 February

Dr Scally met with Department officials to discuss progress of supplementary report

In addition to the above meetings, Dr Scally has corresponded with me or with Department officials on a number of occasions. The details, insofar as have been ascertained following a comprehensive search, are as follows:

From

To

Date

Subject

Minister

Dr Scally

8/5/18

Commencement of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Minister

16/5/18

Progress of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Department official

16/5/18

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

Department official

Dr Scally

17/5/18

Indemnification of Scoping Inquiry team members

Minister

Dr Scally

21/5/18

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

Department official

Dr Scally

21/5/18

Facilitation of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Minister

22/5/18

Declaration of Interests

Minister

Dr Scally

22/5/18

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Department official

30/5/18

Request for documents

Department official

Dr Scally

1/6/18

Indemnification of Scoping Inquiry team members

Department official

Dr Scally

7/6/18

Provision of documents

Dr Scally

Department official

12/6/18

Request for documents

Department official

Dr Scally

18/6/18

Provision of Documents

Department official

Dr Scally

19/6/18

Provision of Documents

Department official

Dr Scally

22/6/18

Provision of documents

Department official

Dr Scally

6/7/18

Provision of Documents

Department official

Dr Scally

9/7/18

Indemnification of Scoping Inquiry team members

Minister

Dr Scally

16/7/19

Progress of Scoping Inquiry

Department official

Crowe representative (on behalf of Dr Scally)

18/7/18

Facilitation of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Department official

8/8/18

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Minister

23/8/18

Supplementary Report

Minister

Dr Scally

30/8/18

Supplementary Report

Dr Scally

Minister

31/8/18

Update on progress of Scoping Inquiry

Minister

Dr Scally

25/10/18

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

Dr Scally

Department official

1/11/18

Supplementary Report and Implementation Plan

Dr Scally

Minister

26/11/18

Implementation Plan

Department official

Dr Scally

27/11/18

Implementation Plan

Dr Scally

Minister Harris

30/11/18

Implementation Plan

Dr Scally

Minister Harris

15/2/19

Update on timeline for supplementary report

Crowe representative (on behalf of Dr Scally)

Department official

26/2/19

Submission of Progress Report on Implementation

Dr Scally

Department official

2/5/19

Administration of Scoping Inquiry

In relation to the Deputy's query regarding meetings between HSE officials and Dr Scally, I have asked the HSE to respond to him directly.