Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (192)

Enda Kenny

Ceist:

268 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason no representative of the Irish National Teachers Organisation is a member of the special educational council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3894/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

In establishing the new National Council for Special Education I did not set out to create a council which was representative of any particular sectoral interests, as I feel that it is very important that the council should operate in a cohesive, non-representative way. I have put in place a group of people with a wide range of knowledge and experience in this area. I did consult the INTO, along with other representative groups, prior to making appointments to membership of the council.