Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (326)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

326. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Health the number of times he has formally met his UK counterpart to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38569/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I engage regularly with my EU counterparts at the EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) Council meeting of Health Ministers, as well as through bilateral meetings in capitals and on the margins of Council meetings.

I have met UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Baroness Blackwood at the EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) Council meeting of Health Ministers in Luxembourg on 14 June 2019.

I had previously met Baroness Blackwood at the Informal meeting of Health Ministers in Budapest on the 15 April 2019.

There is ongoing liaison between my officials and colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care, UK and other devolved administrations in the UK.