Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
416. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of research into the cost of disability here which was commissioned by her Department (details supplied); and when it is expected to be published. [45207/21]
The Programme for Government commits the Government to use the research into the cost of disability to individuals and families to properly inform the direction of future policy. My Department commissioned Indecon International Consultants to carry out research into the cost of disability in Ireland.
The report has been received and my Department is considering it in detail. As part of this consideration the Department has been briefing and seeking the views of relevant Government departments which have a role to play in the delivery of disability services and supports. Once this process is complete I intend to submit the report to Government for consideration. A decision regarding the appropriate date of publication will be made once Government has had an opportunity to consider the report fully.
I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.