Dáil Éireann - Volume 482 - 12 November, 1997
Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
295. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Health and Children the level of capital allocation for services to persons with a mental handicap in each health board area for 1996 and to date in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18844/97]
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen) Brian Cowen
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): The level of capital allocation to persons with a mental handicap in each health board area for 1996 and 1997 is as follows:
*An additional £2 million was allocated in 1996 to develop and improve the quality of training facilities for persons with a mental handicap under the European Regional Development Fund Assisted Programme, while over £3 million was allocated for this purpose in 1997.
**A further £1.3 million was approved this year for the development of new day care and residential facilities for persons with a mental handicap at Ballydribeen, Killarney. This brings the total amount of capital funding approved in 1997 to £5.6 million.
Dáil Éireann 482 Written Answers. Mental Handicap Services.