Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 07 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.
Mr. O’Shea Mr. O’Shea
Mr. O’Shea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the proposals she has to coordinate and streamline transport for  people with disabilities to ensure universal provision based on reasonable need; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21839/06]
Mr. T. O’Malley Mr. T. O’Malley
Mr. T. O’Malley: Under the Disability Act, 2005, one of the Departments required to produce Sectoral Plans is the Department of Transport. I understand that the Department of Transport has now issued a draft of its Sectoral Plan for public consultation, and this Draft Plan sets out measures to improve accessibility of transport for people with mobility, sensory and cognitive impairments across a wide range of areas, including rail, bus and taxi. Insofar as the Deputy’s question may relate to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, these are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Services for People with Disabilities.