Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (536)

Michael Healy-Rae


536. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding a service (details supplied) in County Kerry; the reason this service has not received additional funding; the reason representations made to her, initiated in the summer of 2010, are still ongoing; her views on the future of the service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30350/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The service referred to by the Deputy is a service for children with disabilities and its primary funding is a matter for the HSE and the Department of Health. However, my Department continues to provide funding to this service through the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme in recognition of the difficulties faced by the families concerned. In the current school year, the service will receive over €18,000 through CCS funding.