asked the Minister for Health if he will take steps to fill the vacancy caused by the death of a housing health inspector for the New Ross area in County Wexford; and in order to avoid delays in the housing programme in County Wexford, if he will increase the number of health and housing inspectors in the county.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wexford Health and Housing Inspector.
The filling of this vacancy is a matter for the SouthEastern Health Board who, I understand, have already taken steps to have it filled in a temporary capacity pending the making of a permanent appointment through the Local Appointments Commission.
An increase in the health inspectorate staff is a matter for the health board in the first instance. Any such proposals which may be submitted by the board will be considered in my Department as quickly as possible.