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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 February 2022

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Questions (579)

Peadar Tóibín

Question:

579. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if his Department was alerted to correspondence between the CEO of HIQA and the CEO of the HSE relating to a matter (details supplied); if so, the date the attention of his Department was drawn to the correspondence; when his attention was drawn to the matter; and when the attention of the Ministers for State at his Department was drawn to the matter discussed in the correspondence. [9416/22]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Noting that the Department of Health retains responsibility for community and specialist disability services, pending the full transfer of functions to my Department in the coming weeks, my Department was not alerted to the specific correspondence referred the Deputy's question. The matter itself was brought to my attention by Minister Rabbitte at the end of December.

Until the transfer of functions takes place between my Department and the Department of Health, the issue in the details supplied is a matter for the Department of Health.

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