Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 04 March, 1997
Written Answers. - National Fuel Scheme.
Mr. J. Walsh Mr. J. Walsh
14. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he has received the report of the consultants who are reviewing the national fuel scheme; if he will publish the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5720/97]
Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa) Proinsias De Rossa
Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Independent consultants were engaged by my Department to carry out a review of the national fuel scheme to ensure that the scheme is operating effectively and equitably and to assist my Department in the operation and future planning of the scheme.
A draft of the consultant's report was received a short time ago and circulated within my Department for observations. These observations have been forwarded to the consultants who are in the process of finalising the report. I expect to receive the final version of the report in the coming weeks.
Copies of the final report will be placed in the Oireachtas Library. A number of copies will be made available to interested parties and Deputies.
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