Written Answers. - School Staffing.

John McGuinness

Question:

595 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Science if his Department is in receipt of an application from St. John's senior school, Ballybough Street, Kilkenny, for a full-time IT classroom assistant; the procedure for the appointment of such a person; and when a decision is likely in this regard. [8310/01]

Phil Hogan

Question:

656 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Education and Science if a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has applied for a full-time IT classroom assistant; when sanction will be given to this particular request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7946/01]

Liam Aylward

Question:

679 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will approve the appointment of a full-time IT classroom assistant for a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [8148/01]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I propose to take Questions Nos. 595, 656 and 679 together.
Correspondence in this regard has only recently been received in my Department and the matter is currently being considered. I will communicate the outcome to the Deputies in due course.