Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (270)

Billy Timmins

Question:

270. Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the funding provided for disability services in budget 2014 will be ring fenced and protected at 2013 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41529/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The level of funding available for the health budget and the extent of the savings required in the health sector are being considered as part of the estimates and budgetary process for 2014 which is currently underway. Pending completion of the national estimates, budgetary and service planning process for 2014 it is not possible to predict the service levels to be provided next year for the disability sector.