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Written Answers. - Irish Students Studying Abroad.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 139. Mr. Haughey Information on Seán Haughey Zoom on Seán Haughey  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  when the higher education grants scheme will be extended to include maintenance payments in respect of Irish students studying at third level colleges in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9105/96]

 140. Mr. Dempsey Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  the contents of her proposed scheme for higher education grants which will apply to Irish students studying in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9107/96]

 154. Mr. O'Leary Information on John O'Leary Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  if she will have arrangements made to pay maintenance grants to third level students in British colleges in the 1996/1997 school year. [9304/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach I propose to take Questions Nos. 139, 140 and 154 together.

The arrangements for the extension of maintenance grants to Irish students studying in other EU countries are now being finalised in my Department for [164] incorporation in the 1996 student support schemes. I will be announcing the details shortly.


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