Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (510)

Eamon Scanlon


510. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the reason there is no speech and languages classes being provided for a school (details supplied); the reason the school has had its speech and language class cut from three days to two; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that it is the only school in the county providing a speech and language class; if the three days speech and language class will be restored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10058/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.