Written Answers - Research Funding.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 648 No. 2

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  125.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the funding provided for research into prostate cancer; the plans for further investment into research into the cancer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7464/08]

  126.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the funding provided for research into breast and cervical cancer respectively; the plans for further investment into research into each cancer; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7465/08]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  I propose to take Questions Nos. 125 and 126 together.

[329]The Deputy’s questions relate to the statutory functions of the Health Research Board (HRB) which are to promote, conduct, fund and commission medical, epidemiological and health services research in Ireland. Accordingly, my Department has asked the HRB to examine these matters and to provide the information directly to the Deputy.


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