Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 05 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Mental Health Services.

Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Health and Children if resources received by the Health Service Executive west through the sale of a property (details supplied) in County Galway will be ring-fenced for mental health services in County Galway; the reason for the failure to furnish this information by the HSE to a previous parliamentary question; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22313/08]

  Deputy John Moloney: The Health Service Executive has confirmed that a reply was issued to the Deputy’s original question (35795/07) on 15th January 2008. Operational responsibility for the management and deliv[554] ery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. The Executive, therefore, is the appropriate body to consider the particular matter raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.