Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (191, 192)

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

188 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Education and Science if additional hours will be provided for a special needs assistant at a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27664/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I can confirm that an application for an increase in the level of special needs assistant, SNA, support from part-time to full-time has been received from the school referred to by the Deputy.

The application will be considered by my Department and a decision will be conveyed to the school at the earliest possible date.

Paddy McHugh

Question:

189 Mr. McHugh asked the Minister for Education and Science if a special needs pre-school will be put in place at a location (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27700/04]

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I wish to advise the Deputy that the issue raised by him is a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Health and Children.