Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (230)

Alan Kelly

Question:

230. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the details of all travel, meetings and attendance of all meetings a person (details supplied) and their team or their associates and his Department or related parties had as part of the review by them of the cervical cancer scandal by date, in tabular form. [28348/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As outlined in my response to the Deputy's previous questions on 21 and 28 May, I and/or officials from my Department have met with the Scoping Inquiry on a number of occasions since the Scoping Inquiry was established. These meetings were led by Dr Scally and in some instances he was accompanied by other members of his team. In keeping with the independence of the Scoping Inquiry in conducting this work my Department does not hold records of the travel arrangements of Dr Scally or other members of the Scoping Inquiry team. 

The dates of all meetings involving the Department, 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

7 June

Dr Scally met with Minister and Department officials to discuss his Supplementary Report following submission