Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (511)

Liz McManus

Question:

628 Ms McManus asked the Minister for Health and Children the portions of land from the sites of old mental asylums which have been sold; the locations at which this has happened; the total amount raised; the percentage of the returns for these sales which have been re-invested in mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1714/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the disposal of land sites located at old mental asylums and any application of related sales proceed, rests with the relevant health board or authority. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of each of the health boards, and of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to her directly.