Dáil Éireann - Volume 344 - 07 July, 1983

Written Answers. - Disabled Persons.

[2347] 537. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the number and percentage of disabled persons working for each health board in the State.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The number and percentage of disabled persons working for each health board is as follows:

Number Employed

As % of Total Staff Employed

Eastern

20

0.3%

Midland

23

0.72%

Mid-Western

  9

0.23%

North-Eastern

19

0.76%

North-Western

48

1.1%

South-Eastern

13

0.3%

Southern

96

1.45%

Western

45

0.75%

538. Mr. Wallace asked the Minister for Health the reason a disabled person's maintenance allowance was withdrawn from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The disabled persons maintenance allowance being paid to this person was withdrawn on means grounds, as she is in receipt of a deserted wife's allowance at a rate which exceeds the means guidelines for a disabled person's maintenance allowance.