Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (355)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

355. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the involvement he or his Department has had in the preparation of the clean air strategy; the organisations he has consulted with in relation to the strategy; the meetings he has held with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39446/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department provided a written submission in May 2017 to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment's public consultation process to inform the development of a National Clean Air Strategy. 

While my Department did not consult directly with any organisations when preparing the submission, it recommended to DCCAE that current World Health Organisation thinking in this area be considered.

I have not met with my colleague, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment regarding this issue.