Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (328)

Robert Troy

Question:

328. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on advertising in 2018 and to date in 2019 on Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53746/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As part of the whole-of-government response to Brexit, the Department of Health established dedicated structures to manage the approach to preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU. A high-level group chaired by the Secretary General and comprising the heads of the HSE, HPRA, FSAI and senior officials was established to oversee the health sector’s overall approach to contingency planning and to monitor progress.

Among the supporting operational groups is an inter-agency communications group, chaired by the Department, established to plan for all aspects of a communications strategy to ensure that the public and stakeholders, including industry, remain fully informed of the implications for the health sector of Brexit.

In terms of specific advertising on Brexit, the Department of Health has not incurred direct costs.