Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (229)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

229. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a refund in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21180/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I understand that SOLAS does not have any involvement in the fees charged for training by approved Safe Pass providers. SOLAS charges Safe Pass providers a fee of €23 per registration card. This fee is intended to cover the cost of printing the card, postage, administration and monitoring of Safe Pass programmes.

Persons who are unemployed and require funding for training are normally assisted, in the first instance, through their local Employment Services Office under the auspices of the Department of Social Protection.