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O'Malley, Tim

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 Nbr. 6


Written Answers. - Autism Services.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 165 and 174 together.More Button

Responsibility for the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and those with autism in the Dublin region rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department ha...More Button

Additional funding has been made available annually in recent years to the health boards in respect of the provision of health related support services for persons with autism and those with an int...More Button

However many health boards and specialist service providers have been experiencing difficulties in recruiting allied health professionals and specifically speech and language therapists, occupation...More Button

In response to my concern regarding the high level of vacancies my Department commissioned a report from Dr. Peter Bacon and Associates on current and future supply and demand conditions in the lab...More Button

An inter-agency working group was established comprising representatives of my Department, the Department of Education and Science and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The HEA, following a for...More Button

Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

My Department is aware of the report mentioned by the Deputy. Additional funding amounting to €200,000 is being made available by my Department in 2003 to assist the Eastern Regional Health Au...More Button

Written Answers. - Rehabilitation Services.

The provision of medical rehabilitation services to people with acquired brain injury is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. Accordingly,...More Button

Question No. 174 answered with Question No. 165.More Button

Written Answers. - Food Safety Authority.

Under the Good Friday Agreement, an agency with responsibility for the promotion of food safety, the Food Safety Promotion Board – FSPB – was established as one of the six North-South i...More Button

The functions of the FSPB, as provided for in the British-Irish Agreement Act, 1999 are as follows: the promotion of food safety, research into food safety, the communication of food alerts, the su...More Button

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland – FSAI – was established in July 1999 and it took over responsibility for the enforcement of all food safety legislation from the various official a...More Button