Written Answers. - Spending on Needs of the Disabled.

Tuesday, 23 May 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 453 No. 3

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  184.  Miss M. Wallace  Information on Mary Wallace  Zoom on Mary Wallace   asked the Minister for the Marine  Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney   the amount and nature of all spending within his Department and by bodies under his Department's aegis on schemes specifically directed towards meeting the needs of people with disabilities. [9388/95]

Minister for the Marine (Mr. Coveney): Information on Hugh Coveney  Zoom on Hugh Coveney  It is the objective of the Department to ensure that access to and facilities in buildings which are the property of the Department, or bodies operating under its aegis, are provided for the disabled, both for employees and for the public. In addition to this, schemes are undertaken to encourage the participation of the disabled in leisure activities. Details of expenditure being undertaken in 1995 directed towards meeting the needs of the disabled are provided in the tabular form attached.

Authority Details of Scheme Cost Involved
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Board Access for the disabled Not separately quantified
£
Dublin Port Access facilities will be incorporated into proposed new ferry terminal 30,000
New Ross Harbour Access facilities 2,700
Fisheries Boards
South Western Sponsorship of 1995 Jack Charlton Cup Angling Competition 2,500
North Western Complimentary Salmon Licence 72
Western Provision of stands suitable for use by disabled anglers 25,000
Eastern Provision of stands suitable for use by disabled anglers 10,000
Northern Complimentary Licences (two) 24
Sponsorship for International Wet Fly Disabled Competition on Lough Melvin 1,000


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