Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006

Written Answers. - Emergency Care Services.

  290. Mr. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the terms of reference of the review of the Dublin fire brigade services which is under way; when she expects to receive the report; and her priorities for the development of policy in this area. [7130/06]

  Ms Harney: The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Pre-hospital emergency care services in the eastern region are provided by the executive and Dublin City Council through Dublin fire brigade.

My Department is advised by the executive that a review of command and control arrangements in the eastern region is being undertaken by representatives from the executive and Dublin City Council. My Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have a reply prepared and issued directly to the Deputy with regard to the review.