Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

Breeda Moynihan-Cronin

Ceist:

246 Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the total amount of funding allocated by his Department for the provision of payments, facilities or services for those with physical or intellectual disabilities in 2003, giving the heading or sub-heading in the Estimates under which the allocation has been made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19521/03]

No specific funding has been allocated by my Department in the current year for the provision of payments, facilities or services for those with physical or intellectual disabilities. The provision of access and other facilities for customers and departmental staff with disabilities is funded from the Department's administrative budget in some specific instances and more generally by the Office of Public Works.