Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (332)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

332. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on the case of a person (details supplied) who has been denied funding to train as a security guard because they have no promise of work and as a result cannot apply for work because they have not got the qualification; and if this regulation contradicts the stated policy to encourage persons into training and back to work. [5212/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Approval of technical employment support grants (TESG) are decided on a case by case basis and paid following agreement by the customer of a personal progression plan with their local employment service mediator. The training sought under the TESG must improve their employment prospects. The coordinator of the Local Employment Service in Dun Laoghaire will contact the person concerned in order to review his application in the context of his personal progression plan.