Dáil Éireann - Volume 581 - 02 March, 2004

Written Answers. - Drugs Payment Scheme.

  299. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Health and Children when a refund will be made under the drugs refund scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [6590/04]

  Mr. Martin: My Department put in place a refund scheme to process applications from people who may be eligible for a refund due to the delay in putting the drugs payment scheme on a statutory basis. The scheme was advertised in the national press on 26 June 2003 and again on 12 and 14 September for the extension of the closing date for applications to 31 October.

The GMS (Payments) Board is operating the scheme on behalf of the Department. I have had inquiries made in the matter and I understand that payment issued to the person referred to by the Deputy on 25 February.

  300. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Health and Children when a refund under the drugs refund scheme will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [6591/04]

  Mr. Martin: My Department put in place a refund scheme to process applications from people who may be eligible for a refund due to the delay in putting the drugs payment scheme on a statutory basis. The scheme was advertised in the national press on 26 June 2003, and again on 12 and 14 September for the extension of the closing date for applications to 31 October.

The GMS (Payments) Board is operating the scheme on behalf of the Department. I have had inquiries made in the matter and I understand that payment issued to the person referred to by the Deputy on 25 February.