Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (63)

James Bannon

Ceist:

64 Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in issuing the second instalment of a third level grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23241/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Skills)

The decision on eligibility and the payment of the student grant is a matter for a student's local grant awarding authority, in this case County Roscommon VEC. Officials in my Department contacted County Roscommon VEC, which confirmed that it issued the 2nd instalment of the grant on the 11th of January 2012 and the 3rd instalment on the 17th of April 2012 to the student's college, Letterkenny Institute of Technology.