Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (203)

James Breen

Question:

328 Mr. J. Breen asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason no one from the primary sector is involved in the 12 member committee reviewing special needs; if he will move to put someone from the said area on this committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2925/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

As I previously stated, in appointing the new National Council for Special Education I put in place a group of people with a wide range of knowledge and experience in this area. In doing this I did not set out to create a council which was representative of any particular sectoral interests, as I feel that it is very important that the council should operate in a cohesive, non representative way.