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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 June 2005

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Questions (155, 156, 157)

James Breen

Question:

156 Mr. J. Breen asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of children in County Clare who are on waiting lists for speech and language therapy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22356/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

The Deputy's question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

James Breen

Question:

157 Mr. J. Breen asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of children in County Clare who are on waiting lists for clinical psychological assessment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22357/05]

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The Deputy's question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

Seymour Crawford

Question:

158 Mr. Crawford asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children her views on the fact that in the year 2005 home help and home carer’s are only allowed 19 cent per mile travelling expenses in spite of the massive increase in motoring costs; if travelling expenses are not awarded from base to the first client or from the last client back to base and even to get this meagre allowance massive form filling has to take place; if the mileage allowance should be investigated; if payment will be on the total mileage; if form filling and bureaucracy will be minimised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22704/05]

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The Deputy's question relates to human resource management matters in the home help service. As the management and delivery of health and personal social services, including related human resource issues, are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act, 2004, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

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