Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Billy Timmins

Question:

216 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science if he grants funding to any organisation whose membership is secret or unknown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2874/03]

My Department funds a variety of organisations on foot of specific services or programmes which it has approved as being demonstrably of educational benefit for learners or providers of education. Given the wide range of organisations which are so funded, it is not administratively practicable or necessary to seek details of membership in each and every case. However, the membership of any such organisation can be obtained by my Department if so required.