Written Answers. - School Placement.

Gay Mitchell

Question:

1078 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has taken urgent and special steps to assist a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 in view of the extraordinary circumstances of his family. [20523/00]

In May 2000, my Department sanctioned ten hours per week home tuition for the pupil in question pending a suitable educational placement becoming available. I understand the pupil did not avail of this tuition until 25 September 2000.

I have requested my Department's inspectorate to investigate a suitable educational placement for this child as a matter of urgency.