Dáil Éireann - Volume 685 - 18 June, 2009

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Health and Children when the fair deal for nursing homes will come into effect; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24313/09]

[359]   Deputy Áine Brady: The Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill has completed all stages in the Dáil and completed Second Stage in the Seanad last week. It is the Minister’s intention to progress the legislation through the Houses of the Oireachtas with a view to implementing the scheme in the second half of 2009.