Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007
Written Answers. - Health Services.
Mr. O’Dowd Mr. O’Dowd
Mr. O’Dowd asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the condition of selective mutism in children and if so the assistance her Department or the Health Service Executive is providing to families with such children; the support groups nationally that could offer assistance or support to a family with a member with selective autism; if the Government will investigate the extent of selective autism in the State and provide a list of consultants that publish a list of selective mutism experts here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1462/07]
Mr. T. O’Malley Mr. T. O’Malley
Mr. T. O’Malley: The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which 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 630 Written Answers. Health Services.