Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (363)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

363. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of meetings held by the Student Grants Appeals Board in each of the years 2016 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19738/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The current Student Grants Appeals Board was appointed by the Minister in September 2016. It is statutorily independent in the performance of its functions but receives administrative support from the Department.

There are statutory time provisions for determining appeals to the Board. Meetings are generally held once a fortnight but this can change depending on the number of appeals on hand.

The number of meetings held by the Student Grants Appeals Board for each of the years 2016, 2017 & 2018 were 24, 27 & 24 respectively.