Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (388)

Pat Carey


464 Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if grants are available from his Department for persons to install a closed circuit television monitoring system if the area around their home is situated in a location which is subject to constant anti-social behaviour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3834/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

The scheme of community support for older people, administered by my Department, provides funding for initiatives to improve the security and social support of vulnerable older people. This funding is provided by way of grant aid to voluntary groups and organisations that have undertaken to identify those elderly people in need of such assistance.

Under the terms of the scheme, grant aid is available towards the once-off costs of purchase and/or installation of small-scale physical security equipment and socially monitored alarm systems. The provision of closed circuit television monitoring systems does not come within the scope of the scheme.