Written Answers. - Disabled Person's Grant Scheme.

Tuesday, 26 March 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 2

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  367.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if local authorities under the disabled person's grant scheme are entitled to provide a footpath round a house or part way round where such grant is provided for a wheelchair bound person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10294/02]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Molloy): Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  Under the disabled person's grant scheme, local authorities may pay a grant for the provision of additional accommodation or necessary works of adaptation to a house to meet the [448] current and potential long-term needs of a disabled member of the household. Within broad overall guidelines set by my Department, it is a matter for each local authority to assess the circumstances of each individual applicant and determine the circumstances in which a grant may be paid.

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