Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Health and Children

Care of the Elderly

12:00 pm

Photo of John DeasyJohn Deasy (Waterford, Fine Gael)
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Question 140: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she has engaged in discussions with officials in the Department of Finance regarding the recommendation from the Commission on Taxation to reduce the tax relief that persons receive on paying for the care of an incapacitated person in their home; if she will highlight the importance of this relief in ensuring that older people remain in their home and the savings to the Exchequer that results from this relief avoiding the additional cost of residential care; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43997/09]

Photo of Áine BradyÁine Brady (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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Implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Taxation is being considered at present by the Department of Finance. The recommendation referred to by the Deputy will be considered by that Department, in consultation as appropriate with this or other relevant Departments, in the context of the Report overall.


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