asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Austin ambulance, No. A.F.U. 884, attached to the county infirmary, Louth, was involved in an accident last January and, although repeated applications have been made for spare parts, these have not yet been received, so that the work of this infirmary of 250 beds is being hampered; and if he will instruct his regional representatives to take immediate action in this matter.
Yes, Sir. I understand that the vehicle is of a special type and that some of the spare parts required are, unfortunately, unobtainable. I am, however, making inquiries to see whether it is possible to help the hospital by some other means.