Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

John Bruton

Question:

892 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 404 of 13 October 1998, he will provide a detailed progress report in relation to the special needs of a person (details supplied) attending Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Rath Cairn; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28444/98]

My Department's inspectorate has investigated the needs of the child in question. Arising from this investigation, the school has been advised that the child should receive remedial assistance and arrangements are currently being made to put this service in place.

An application has recently been received by my Department for the provision of a computer to the school in question. This application is currently being considered.