Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Health

Departmental Shareholdings

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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256. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of all entities in which he or his Department hold shares; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30186/19]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The 1957 Vhi Act established the Voluntary Health Insurance Board (Vhi) as a statutory corporation with defined powers. Vhi is a commercial state body under my aegis as Minister for Health. As Minister for Health, I have a role in making appointments to the Vhi Board and in approving changes to the Vhi's employee pension schemes. I do not, however, have a role in the day-to-day commercial decision making of Vhi. As of 2018, NewERA offers financial advice to my Department officials regarding Vhi's activities.

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