Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
404. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of persons reliant daily on wheelchairs for living purposes in Dublin, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59984/21]
My Department does not collect data on the number of wheelchair users in the State as my Department does not provide bespoke services to wheelchair users. Outside of issues such a medical diagnosis, or requirements relating to a specific statutory entitlement, or other direct statutory requirement, disclosure of a disability is a voluntary decision made by the person concerned and, having regard to the requirements of the GDPR, is not recorded by my Department.