Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (92)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

92. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of open applications to the residential institutions statutory fund, Caranua, as at 2 August 2018; the number of applications in which supports and services have been given to date; the number refused; the number of open applications awaiting support; the number given supports in the past; the average waiting time for support to be provided in an approved application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26585/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Caranua is an independent statutory body and I have no role in relation to its day to day operations. The organisation publishes regular monthly updates on its website (www.caranua.ie) which contain information on the number of applications received, the current status of applications, the expenditure incurred, feedback and complaints, etc. The position as of 2nd August 2018 can be ascertained from the update published on 31 July 2018. If the information sought by the Deputy is not contained in the published updates, there is a facility for direct contact with Caranua through the dedicated e-mail for members of the Oireachtas.