Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 14 June, 2006

Written Answers. - Health Services.

Mr. Ring asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if a scheme (details supplied) is means tested; and if so, when the means testing was introduced to this scheme. [23067/06]

  Mr. S. Power: The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. This includes responsibility for the provision of the Housing Aid Scheme for the Elderly, on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Accordingly, the Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 9 May 2006. [23068/06]

  Ms Harney: I have made enquiries from the Health Service Executive and understand that the Deputy’s original question was not received by the Executive due to an incorrect referral address being used at the time.

[1268] The Executive has assured me that it will give this matter priority attention and will issue a reply to the Deputy shortly.