Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (223)

Anne Rabbitte


223. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 278, 279 and 366 of 26 February 2019, the status of the revised proposals regarding the mobility allowance and motorised transport grant schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28738/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Deputy will be familiar with the background to the closure of both the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant schemes in 2013.

As outlined in my previous reply, my colleague, the Minister for Health and I, brought a Memorandum to Government on proposals for a new Transport Support Payment Scheme. Following consideration of the matter, it was decided to withdraw the Memorandum from the Cabinet Agenda at that time. I intend to revert to Government in due course with revised proposals to reflect the discussions at that Cabinet meeting and further discussions between myself and Minister Harris, on the best way to progress the Transport Scheme. However, it is not possible for me at this stage to provide the Deputy with a precise time frame for when I will revert to Cabinet.