Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1398, 1961)

Alan Kelly

Question:

1398. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if copies of all expenses claimed by a person (details supplied) and or their team for travel will be provided by destination, dates travelled and amounts claimed in tabular form. [32763/19]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

1961. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a copy of all invoices submitted by a person (details supplied) and their team for travel as part of their work. [34433/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1398 and 1961 together.

Dr. Scally's Scoping Inquiry into CervicalCheck was conducted on an independent basis. My Department does not hold detailed records of the travel arrangements of Dr. Scally or other members of the Scoping Inquiry team. The following table sets out the aggregate travel expenses claimed by Dr Scally and his team, as described in the invoices submitted to my Department.

Details of travel arrangements.

Expenses

Lab Visits (Flights, hotels etc)

€17,933

Accommodation

€5,058

Mileage

€392

Total (excluding VAT)

€23,383