Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (126, 127)

Robert Troy

Question:

126. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the number of personal assistant hours allocated in County Westmeath in the past five years, in tabular form. [48678/18]

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Robert Troy

Question:

127. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the number of personal assistant hours allocated in County Longford in the past five years, in tabular form. [48679/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 126 and 127 together.

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 questions relates to service matters, I have arranged for them to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.