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Written Answers. - Truancy Report.

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 No. 5

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 42. Mr. Clohessy Information on Peadar Clohessy Zoom on Peadar Clohessy  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  when the report of the Task Force on Truancy will be available; if she intends to publish this report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6686/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach The School Attendance-Truancy report was published in April 1994.

Early in 1995 the Minister of State at my Department, Deputy Currie, established a truancy task force with the following terms of reference: to examine the submissions received from interested parties in response to the truancy report and to consider and make recommendations as to future action required to address the problems of truancy at first and second level.

The work of the truancy task force is nearing completion. When the report is available, I will consider its recommendations and the further action which will have to be taken.

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