Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (205)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

205. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills when survivors will be able to apply to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund. [11285/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Arrangements to establish the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund are being pursued. I have nominated Sylda Langford to become Chairperson of the Board and in accordance with Government procedures, Ms Langford met with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection on February 20th to discuss the approach she will take as Chairperson and her views about the future contribution of the new organisation. The process to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (Designate) is also underway. I intend to commence the relevant legislation and appoint the Board shortly.