Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions
The idea was to have an interrogation of the process that was being finalised in the gross maximum price process. When he had the information, he brought it to the Minister and the relevant Department. The Taoiseach was then informed. A detailed memorandum was prepared for the Cabinet, on which we would then have had to make a serious decision. At the same time, the public was informed of that decision and we have since been having a public and transparent debate and bringing as much information to light as we can. Again, the Minister for Health was before the Joint Committee on Health this morning answering many of these questions, but we also have a PwC process and the terms of reference for that process.
I know that those in Sinn Féin struggle sometimes with the idea of due process and getting to the actual facts before they pull the trigger.