Written answers

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Department of Health

Freedom of Information Requests

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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922. To ask the Minister for Health the reason his Department has not responded to an FOI request (details supplied) regarding the national maternity hospital within the statutory period; and if he will expedite this matter. [34676/17]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The Freedom of Information Act, 2014 provides for the decision-making functions in respect of FOI requests to be delegated, by the Head of the Department, to designated staff of the FOI Body. The Decision Maker assigned to your request will correspond with you in relation to it.

In circumstances where a decision, in respect of an FOI request, does not issue within the legislative time-frame (generally 20 working days), the records are deemed to have been refused and the requester has the right to submit an application for an internal review of the case. An internal review decision should issue within three weeks of receipt of the internal review application.


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