Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (256)

Catherine Connolly


256. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of all entities in which he or his Department hold shares; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30186/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The 1957 Vhi Act established the Voluntary Health Insurance Board (Vhi) as a statutory corporation with defined powers. Vhi is a commercial state body under my aegis as Minister for Health. As Minister for Health, I have a role in making appointments to the Vhi Board and in approving changes to the Vhi's employee pension schemes. I do not, however, have a role in the day-to-day commercial decision making of Vhi. As of 2018, NewERA offers financial advice to my Department officials regarding Vhi's activities.