Thursday, 10 December 2020
Department of Health
420. To ask the Minister for Health the location to which parliamentary questions to the HSE for operational services responses are referred; if his Department will mandate a correspondence return date for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42645/20]
Under Standing Order 51 (1), a question may be referred to a body and the referred body has ten working days to provide a response to the Deputy.
The HSE Parliamentary Affairs Division (PAD) processes Parliamentary Questions (PQs) referred by the Minister for Health for direct reply to the Oireachtas member.
Officials in the Parliamentary Support Unit in my Department hold regular meetings with their counterparts in the HSE to discuss the management of parliamentary obligations.