Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (351)

Patricia Ryan

Ceist:

351. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the cost of establishing an ombudsman for older people; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27333/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Government has no plans at this point to establish an ombudsman for older persons.  It would fall to the relevant Minister with responsibility for policy regarding older persons to consider and to bring forward such a proposal. The costs related to such an establishment would be estimated at that time.  I would like to point out to the Deputy that older persons are entitled to use the services of all existing Ombudsman offices for any complaint regarding the manner in which public services are provided.