Written Answers. - School Placement.

Tony Gregory

Question:

954 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will assist a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10 in view of the fact there is no available place in local schools. [1452/99]

I am not aware of the case referred to by the Deputy. The selection and enrolment of pupils in second level schools is, in the first instance, the responsibility of individual schools. In exceptional circumstances, my Department provides assistance to parents who encounter difficulty in securing a school placement. Inquiries are currently being made to ascertain the circumstances of this case and every effort will be made to find a suitable placement for the child as soon as possible.