Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (264)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

264. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the total number of participants on wider horizon programme in 2012; the total number of participants aged under 25 years and the total number aged under 25 years and unemployed for 12 months prior to participating in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10021/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

This is a day to day operational matter for FÁS.

I understand that a total of 609 individuals participated in the Wider Horizons Programme in 2012. Of the 609 who participated, 218 were from the Republic of Ireland. Of the 218 who participated in the Republic of Ireland, 15 were over 25 and 203 were under 25. 35 participants under 25 were unemployed for 12 months or more.