62. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health when parent representatives will be included in the primary care steering group in view of a motion agreed by Seanad √Čireann; his views on whether parents of sick children should be represented on the steering group in view of the fact that the policies being discussed and decided will directly affect their children and that they have a unique insight and experience being full-time carers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16895/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.