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Student Support Schemes.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 13 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

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Billy Timmins

Ceist:

508 Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in regard to a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if a personal assistant will be sanctioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35650/09]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. The Fund is administered on behalf of my Department by the Higher Education Authority and is part-funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013. The candidate referred to by the Deputy was approved for support under the Fund in 2008/2009 academic year as a further education student. On 9th October 2009 an application was received from the relevant institution by the Higher Education Authority in respect of the candidate's attendance at that institution for the 2009/2010 academic year and I understand that the application is currently under consideration by the Higher Education Authority.

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