Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

216 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will authorise payment for private treatment in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15212/02]

Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in County Kildare rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.