Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 21 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Crisis Pregnancy Prevention.
Mr. McHugh Mr. McHugh
232. Mr. McHugh asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children her views on the need for reform of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10593/06]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
 Ms Harney: The Crisis Pregnancy Agency was established on 2 October 2001, under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961. Its main role is to facilitate co-ordination of efforts of all groups in the area of crisis pregnancy prevention. The agency reports that over the past three years it has increased the amount of crisis pregnancy counselling available in the country by more than 50%. Last year, the agency allocated more than €3.5 million towards supports and services within crisis pregnancy. I have no plans at present to change either the status or the remit of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency.
Dáil Éireann 616 Written Answers. Crisis Pregnancy Prevention.