Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (635)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

635. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he has considered the proposal to mark 2 April 2013, the start of autism awareness month, by lighting landmark buildings in blue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12845/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Last year my Department made efforts to mark Autism Awareness 2012 by lighting up Hawkins House in blue. Due to the old lighting system in operation in Hawkins House this proved to be ineffective. My Department had an electrician recently install a test lamp on the roof of the building to see if it were possible to improve the lighting. Unfortunately the cost of carrying out this project effectively is prohibitive.