Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (430)

Alan Kelly

Question:

430. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the number and value of loans that have been advanced to each section 39 disability organisation since 2014, in tabular form; the reason for such loans; the reason the funding is not being provided as part of the HSE service agreement with these organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21872/19]

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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 a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.