Moffatt, Tom

Wednesday, 24 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 519 No. 6

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Priority Questions. - Variant CJD Risk.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – CJD – is one of the prion diseases which occurs in humans and certain other animal species. There are a number of categories of CJD, including variant CJD – VCJD – which is...More Button

It is being treated very seriously and the chairman of the group is Professor William Hall, virologist, virus reference laboratory, University College, Dublin, and that group currently consists of exp...More Button

There is no accurate risk assessment based on scientific research on the transmission of CJD through hospital instruments or appliances.More Button

Worldwide there are documented cases of CJD being transmitted accidentally to patients via contaminated medical instruments or contaminated pituitary hormones prepared from human cadavers—More Button

The Deputy was not listening. In every hospital throughout the country there is an infectious disease control committee. The Minister is being advised by a group chaired by Professor William Hall, vir...More Button

That is not true.More Button

Written Answers. - Genetically Modified Organisms.

My Department is responsible for Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients, the novel foods regulatio...More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

The Nursing Homes (Subvention) Regulations, 1993, is administered by the health boards and the Eastern Regional Health Authority. There are three maximum rates of subvention payable – £70, £95 and £12...More Button

Written Answers. - Care of the Elderly.

There has been a substantial increase in the level of additional funding provided for the development of services for older people in recent years. The amount of additional revenue funding has increas...More Button


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