Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (210, 211)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

210. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if primary schools are encouraged to participate in health screening carried out by the HSE; the reason a school would not participate in this programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13204/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

211. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a record is held within his Department of schools that do or do not participate in HSE health screening; if so, the details of the schools by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13205/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 210 and 211 together. My Department does not operate the HSE health screening programme and I am not therefore in a position to comment on the matters raised by the Deputy or provide the details sought.

It appears that these matters would be more appropriate to my colleague, the Minister for Health.