Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (245)

Pat Deering

Question:

245. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a progress report on the proposed alternative to the mobility aid grant. [18078/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A special Project Group, which is independently chaired, has been established to seek an alternative method to provide for the priority transport needs of people in a manner that does not run counter to the Equal Status Acts. The Group, who will report to Government next month, have met four times, with the next meeting scheduled for 29th April. The results of the review will be presented to the Government before any final decisions are made on future arrangements. At this stage, I am not in a position to pre-empt the outcome of the review or the decision of the Government.