Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (460)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

460. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health if travel passes are accepted on LocalLink transport services for persons attending HSE day services; his views on whether it is acceptable for persons with disabilities to pay €4 daily for transport in counties Sligo and Leitrim when the free travel pass is accepted on all LocalLink services in County Donegal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44335/19]

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