Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions

Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Scheme: Department of Health

4:00 pm

Photo of Pádraig Mac LochlainnPádraig Mac Lochlainn (Donegal North East, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Before letting Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh to ask a final supplementary question, I have one final question. As part of the process, has Mr. Breslin considered amending equality legislation in such a way that it would permit him to introduce targeted measures? Obviously, this is an administrative scheme; has he, therefore, looked at it in that context? As that was legislation he was seen to have contravened, has the process included examining it? Schemes will be examined for the young, the elderly and those with disabilities. The legislation will permit him to do this on the basis that those in a particularly vulnerable group require a particular focus with this pocket of money. Has this aspect been looked at?


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