Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

338 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children the extent to which industrial disputes have held up progress on the Naas Hospital building project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7621/01]

Responsibility for the provision of hospital ser vices for residents of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the position in relation to this matter and to reply to the Deputy directly.