Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (562, 563)

Brendan Smith

Question:

562. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the inadequate public dental services for the general Carrickmacross area, County Monaghan; if the current level of services will be reduced particularly affecting the services for primary school children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15197/14]

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Brendan Smith

Question:

563. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health his proposals to improve inadequate public dental services in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan and its general catchment area in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15198/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 562 and 563 together.

The HSE is responsible for providing dental care to schoolchildren. The matter has therefore been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.