Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

283 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children if and when respite care or a break can be offered in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19458/03]

Responsibility for the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability or autism in the Kildare region lies with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter and reply directly to the Deputy.