Dáil Éireann - Volume 598 - 02 March, 2005

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

  148. Mr. Lowry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the estimated number of persons to whom money is owed in north Tipperary as a result of the Supreme Court decision of 16 February 2005 that the Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2004 is unconstitutional; if no estimate is available, when such will be made available; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7216/05]

  Ms Harney: My Department is studying the Supreme Court judgment in detail and will take on board all the consequences for policy and law arising from the judgement.

The details of a repayment scheme to address the situation following the Supreme Court decision are currently being finalised and it is only following this that it would be possible to calculate the money owed by specific area.