Dáil Éireann - Volume 567 - 28 May, 2003
Written Answers. - Environmental Policy.
Ms Shortall Ms Shortall
222. Ms Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 80 of 1 April 2003, if he has since consulted with the EPA, the Department of Health and Children and others in relation to the Health Research Board's report on the health and environmental effects of landfilling and incineration of waste; if this organisation has supplied him with a written consideration of the report; if so, the details thereof; if he will publish their respective response; and if he will make a further statement on the HRB's report. [14916/03]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Cullen): As indicated in reply to Question No. 166 of 14 May 2003, my Department has written to the Department of Health and Children on this issue and is awaiting a response.
There has been informal contact between my Department and the Environmental Protection Agency and this will be followed up on receipt and examination of the response from the Department of Health and Children. The need for consultation with other bodies will be examined in the context of my Department's ongoing consideration of the report.
Dáil Éireann 567 Written Answers. Environmental Policy.