Written Answers. - Physical-Sensory Disability Services.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

644 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of residential or respite beds available throughout October, November and December 1998 for those with physical or sensory disabilities; the number of these places available for each of the first three months of 1999; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2205/99]

The figures sought by the Deputy are not routinely gathered by my Department. I have requested the health boards to furnish them and will communicate with the Deputy again when they are received.