Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (27)

Denis Naughten

Question:

27. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans regarding the review of means assessments for higher education grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11766/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will probably be aware from my response to earlier questions today on this matter that I set up a capital assets test implementation group to examine the issue of broadening current means testing arrangements for student grants to include the value of capital assets. I have received a draft report from the implementation group. I am considering that report and I intend to bring proposals to Cabinet shortly in relation to this matter. Any proposals will require Government agreement and necessitate legislative amendment.