Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (868)

Gino Kenny

Question:

868. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if the rules governing public health and exemptions from attendance at court in the case of infectious diseases apply to the family courts; if not, the rationale for same; if he will consider a revision (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35030/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

This relates to a matter that arose during a case in the Family Courts. While Section 30 of the Health Act 1947 does impose certain obligations on persons or probable sources of infection of infectious diseases, decisions regarding attendance at the Court is a matter for the Court to make.

Policy responsibility regarding Court Services is a matter for the Department of Justice and Equality.