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Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 37. Mr. Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  the proposed new independent appeals procedure for the allocation of secondary teachers; if the new procedure is now operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26708/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey In accordance with the recommendations of two expert reports, an independent appeals body is being established to consider appeals by second level school management authorities for additional teaching resources where particular problems arise for schools in meeting essential curricular commitments with their normal staffing provision. The new appeals body will consider appeals with effect from the 2003 to 2004 staffing allocations. The details of criteria and procedures governing appeals are currently being finalised in my Department.

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