Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (187)

Charles Flanagan

Question:

187. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has given any consideration to awarding a travel allowance to participants in the momentum training programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11506/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The awarding of travel allowances to participants on the Momentum Programme was discussed between the relevant Government Departments when the Programme was being designed last year. In the design of the scheme, consideration was given to the question of additional payments but in the current difficult economic circumstances, it was decided that no additional payments, other than the retention of social welfare benefits, was warranted.