Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (102)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

102. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 242 of 12 November 2019, if a retainer fee is due to each doctor on the established panel of nominated doctors that a Garda can visit free of charge; if he will provide a schedule of retainer fees for the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48326/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I note that in accordance with the Garda Síochána Act 2005 as amended, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for managing and controlling the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including human resources and personnel matters.

In my response to Parliamentary Question No. 242 of 12 November 2019, I set out information as conveyed to me by the Garda authorities in relation to the Doctor's Payments Scheme for Garda members.

In relation to the Deputy's follow-up query on this matter, I am informed that there are no retainer fees to Doctors or practices registered in the scheme.