Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 26 February, 1997
Written Answers - Hepatitis C Report.
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
94. Mr. Cowen asked the Minister for Health when he expects to receive the report of the judicial inquiry into hepatitis C; the way in which he intends to proceed once he has received the report; when it will be published once he has received it from the chairman of the tribunal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5263/97]
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East) Michael Noonan
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): I published the interim report of the tribunal of inquiry on 8 January 1997. In the interim report, the chairman of the tribunal stated that following the conclusion of oral hearings a period  of three weeks may suffice for the final preparation of the report.
The tribunal of inquiry concluded its hearings on 4 February 1997 and I expect that the report will be submitted to me shortly. After I receive the report it is my intention to present it to Government and arrange for its publication and presentation to both Houses of the Oireachtas at the earliest possible date.
Dáil Éireann 475 Written Answers Hepatitis C Report.