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Written Answers. - Maintenance Grants Extension.

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 No. 5

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 28. Ms Keogh Information on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh Zoom on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  the decision, if any, she has made in relation to extending grant aid to Irish students on approved third-level courses in Britain; the constitution of an approved course; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6683/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach Consideration of the arrangements and conditions in relation to the extension of maintenance grants abroad is close to finalisation in my Department at present.

The necessary details will be set out in the 1996 student support schemes with any other amendments that may prove necessary in the light of the normal ongoing review of the schemes.

In line with the practice in recent years, the schemes will issue to the local authorities and vocational education committees by early May.

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