Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

John Perry

Question:

110 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will approve a housing aid grant for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo in view of the fact that she is under financial pressure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8274/98]

The housing aid scheme for the elderly in the Sligo area is administered by the North-Western Health Board on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Local Government. I have asked the chief executive officer of the North-Western Health Board to investigate this case as a matter of urgency and respond directly to the Deputy with the board's findings.

John Perry

Question:

111 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will approve a housing aid grant for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo in view of the fact that he is under financial pressure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8275/98]

The housing aid scheme for the elderly in the Sligo area is administered by the North-Western Health Board on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Local Government. I have asked the chief executive officer of the North-Western Health Board to investigate this case as a matter of urgency and respond directly to the Deputy with the board's findings.