Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (86)

Charles Flanagan

Question:

86. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for additional accommodation for a school (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18283/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the school to which he refers has applied to my Department for funding for the provision of accommodation associated with special class provision. The position is that my Department can only assess such applications where a special class has been recommended by the National Council for Special Education. As the National Council for Special Education has not approved a special class group for the school, my Department is not in a position to approve the application from the school in question.