Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (257)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

257. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health the number of new State bodies that have been established under the aegis of his Department since February, 2011; the number of such bodies subject to a sunset clause; the number of new public bodies currently being planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18341/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

No new statutory bodies have been established under the aegis of my Department since February, 2011. With regard to bodies currently being planned, the Government is embarking on a major health reform programme which will impact on the number of health agencies overall. The reform programme is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and sequencing and the final number and shape of health bodies in the health system will be determined by the reform process.