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Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 274.  Deputy Kevin Humphreys Information on Kevin Humphreys Zoom on Kevin Humphreys  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the progress that has been made on implementing the national carer’s strategy as contained in the Programme for Government; if she has had any discussion with the Department of Health regarding developing such a strategy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6748/12]

[445]Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton The national carer’s strategy does not come under the remit of my Department. The Taoiseach gave responsibility for the carer’s strategy to Minister of State in Department of Health Kathleen Lynch in 2011. Therefore this is a matter for the Department of Health.

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