Written Answers. - Cavan Project Funding.

Brendan Smith

Question:

93 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health if he will provide the necessary funding within the 1996 capital budget allocation to the North-Eastern Health Board to enable construction to commence on a project (details supplied) in County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8721/96]

, Limerick East): As the Deputy will be aware the provision of health centres is a matter for the health boards in the first instance.

The North-Eastern Health Board has identified a number of locations including Cootehill, County Cavan for development of health centres. The priorities for development in each health board area are under consideration in my Department at present and will be communicated to health boards when they have been finalised.