Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (590, 591)

Michael Ring

Question:

704 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children if a special housing aid for the elderly scheme grant can be paid to persons (details supplied) in County Mayo considering that their child no longer lives with them. [1528/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of health services in the Mayo area is the responsibility of the Western Health Board. My Department has asked its CEO to investigate the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.

Michael Ring

Question:

705 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when persons (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved assistance from the WHB under the special housing aid for the elderly scheme, considering they applied for help last August. [1529/04]

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The provision of health services in the Mayo area is the responsibility of the WHB. My Department has asked its CEO to investigate the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.