Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (176, 177)

Gerry Adams

Question:

176. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of young persons who have completed the Gaisce President's Award in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013. [51014/13]

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Gerry Adams

Question:

177. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of young persons from Northern Ireland who have completed the Gaisce President's Award in 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013. [51028/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 176 and 177 together.

The number of young people who have completed Gaisce - the President’s Award in each of the years 2011-2013 to date is set out in the table below.

As previously advised to the Deputy, an agreement is in place whereby young people in Northern Ireland, who wish to avail of Gaisce - the President’s Award may register with the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Northern Ireland for the Joint Award Programme but may choose, on completion of the programme, to have the Gaisce award presented.

Details of the number of young people in Northern Ireland who have requested to receive the Gaisce Award in each of the years are also included in the table.

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2011

2012

2013- To date

Gaisce Completions

12,126

11,123

9,667

NI requests for Gaisce Certificate

247

230

155