To ask the Minister for Transport the exact official definition used by his Department of the terms disadvantage, disadvantaged area and disadvantaged community; and if he will make a statement on the matter.-
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 18th June, 2003.
Identical Question(s): (all Departments except Tao and Foreign)
Ref No: 17022/03 Proof: 243
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Seamus Brennan)
My Department is responsible for securing the provision of improved transport and national road networks which benefit all sectors of the community and facilitate better access generally to employment, educational and social opportunities. In this context, it has not been necessary to officially define the terms disadvantage, disadvantaged area or disadvantaged community.