157. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if the abolition of the loco parentis clause in paediatric homecare packages will be reconsidered (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16922/18 asked on 18 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.