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Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 295. Mr. O'Dowd Information on Fergus O'Dowd Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Louth did not receive a primary medical certificate on behalf of his/her child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24255/02]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. T. O'Malley): Information on Tim O'Malley Zoom on Tim O'Malley The medical assessment for and granting of a primary medical certificate for the purpose of the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme is carried out by the senior area medical officer in the relevant health board. This function [1093] is to assist the Department of Finance which has statutory responsibility for the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme. Accordingly, my Department has asked the chief executive officer of the North-Eastern Health Board to investigate this matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.


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