Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (251)

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

380 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will provide resources to ensure that a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20 can be assessed and provided with a disabled person's car seat; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2763/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The medical assessment for the purpose of the disabled drivers and disabled passengers (tax concessions) scheme is carried out by the senior area medical officer in the relevant health board. This function is to assist the Department of Finance who have statutory responsibility for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers (tax concessions) scheme.

Accordingly, my Department has asked the chief executive officer of the South Eastern Health Board to investigate this matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.