Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Questions (473)

Cathal Crowe

Question:

473. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he, in conjunction with the relevant Departments will consider putting a scheme in place similar to the cycle-to-work scheme for those on disability and invalidity allowance in order to financially assist them to access bicycles and electric scooters and so on. [47464/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I have no immediate plans to introduce such a scheme.

My Department is co-ordinating Action 104 of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy to lead a review of transport supports encompassing all Government funded transport and mobility schemes for people with disabilities. The working group is due to reconvene shortly and I will ask that it examine the Deputy's suggestion.