Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (231)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


231. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a centre (details supplied) in County Longford will be allowed to take on a kitchen attendant at the facility; the reason the centre has been prohibited from taking on another person since the last person retired; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5305/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department through SOLAS provides funding to Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (ETB) by way of tuition hours and administrative support for the centre referred to by the Deputy. There is no provision for any other staffing allocation. As the Deputy is aware a moratorium on recruitment and promotion is applicable to the civil and public service and all positions other than teacher and SNA posts in schools, and teacher equivalents that are directly providing tuition to pupils in schools, in special programmes or in adult and further education, are comprehended by this decision.