Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (719)

Noel Rock

Question:

719. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will consider appointing a commissioner for independent living for disabled persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53169/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department has policy and operational responsibility for providing both income supports and employment supports for disabled persons.

In relation to the “appointing of a Commissioner for Independent Living for disabled persons’, policy in relation to independent living, personal assistance services and home care supports do not come within the remit of my Department; such policy matters are core functions within the Department of Health and the HSE.  

I hope that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.