Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (257, 258)

David Stanton

Question:

337 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Health and Children the core funding made available to service providers in respect of disability services provided directly by his Department or through the respective health boards in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; the amount received by each of the service providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7029/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The following is the estimated non-capital expenditure by my Department on the disability programme for the years in question:

Year

Estimated expenditure (€)

1999

520,835

2000

651,562

2001

815,909

2002

962,932

2003

1,125,889

Total

4,077,127

The amounts provided to the various service providers are a matter for decision by the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officers of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards with a request that they examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

David Stanton

Question:

338 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Health and Children when the specific information provided in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 451 of 16 December 2003 and requested from the health boards and the Eastern Regional Health Authority will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7030/04]

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My Department is finalising the information requested by the Deputy. As soon as the information is collated, it will be made available.