I am advised by the Military Authorities that the request has been received and the medical information sought will be released. Medical files have a privacy classification of medical in confidence and accordingly must be administered with due care and attention. The delay in releasing the file is due in the first instance to a current backlog in the processing of medical files as a result of a heavy volume of requests, many of which are under a statutory scheme for release of information. Therefore, precedence must be given to such applications. I have requested the Defence Forces to progress this request as quickly as possible.