Written Answers. - Health Board Allowances.

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

270 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of consultants, junior doctors and health professionals who have had their rent and expenses such as electricity and heating paid by health boards in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19358/03]

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

271 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of consultants, junior doctors and health professionals in each of the past five years who have been provided with accommodation and had expenses such as electricity and heating paid by health boards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19359/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 270 and 271 together.

This is a matter for individual health boards and my Department has therefore forwarded the question to the chief executive officer of each health board for direct reply.