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National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Okay.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: I do not believe adding a definition would be a substantial change at all. On the Deputy’s first question as to why I could commit now and yesterday to write to the health committee, it is because that is immediately within my gift. However, any changes to legal documents that have multiple parties involved would require consultation and other conversation. I am not in a position...

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: The Minister seems to be indicating that he agrees with Deputies on this side of the House that there are problems and ambiguity with that phrase. He is prepared to provide a definition of that to the committee. In that case, I cannot understand why he is not prepared to include a definition of that in the legal documents, especially given that there are pages and pages of definitions. He...

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: I do not, but there may be lawyers who do.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Will he now give the matter consideration? Rather than just being pleasant about it, can he give some kind of commitment that he will take steps to include a definition of that phrase in the legal documents? That would solve this problem to a large extent.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Verona Murphy: The Deputy’s time is up.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: He has the solution here in his hands. Is he prepared to do that?

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: Do I have time to respond?

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Verona Murphy: Yes, quickly. The Minister has one minute.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: I am not only seeking to be pleasant. I absolutely accept the validity of the concerns that are being raised.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: The Minister accepts them.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: What I have said is that I cannot commit to changes to legal documents here. I know the Deputy appreciates that. What I can commit to is reflecting on exactly this and seeing if there is more to be done, including exactly what the Deputy has laid out. I am, of course, already reflecting on this, what was said at the health committee yesterday-----

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: We need more than a reflection.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: ----and on the wider public debate.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: We need a commitment.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: It is not just a reflection. I am just saying, and I know the Deputy appreciates this, that I cannot commit to any specific changes-----

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Verona Murphy: We could be here all day.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Stephen Donnelly: -----to the legal documents here.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Verona Murphy: I thank the Minister.

National Maternity Hospital: Statements (12 May 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Will the Minister pursue changes to the legal document?

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