Dáil debates

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:40 pm

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Last April, in-person assessments for the primary medical certificate ceased because of Covid-19 restrictions.

While everyone could see the need for that at the time, we now need a clear plan to address the backlog in assessments. The Tánaiste has spoken about being frank and honest with people when it comes to their local banks closing down. Will he be frank and honest with these people, who have severe and permanent disabilities, and say whether all steps in the recruitment of new staff will be taken to ensure these assessments happen in the shortest time possible?

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