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Written Answers - Adult Education

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 72.  Deputy Dan Neville Information on Dan Neville Zoom on Dan Neville  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  his views on the back to education initiative programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7443/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon Zoom on Ciaran Cannon I am aware of the matter that the Deputy has raised and officials in my Department have contacted [137]the VEC and resolved the issue. I should advise the Deputy that currently participants in the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) who would be eligible for the Youthreach or Senior Traveller Training Centre (STTC) programme may be eligible for a training allowance, on a pro rata basis. Budget 2011 provided for the phasing out of the STTC programme by June 2012 and therefore from that date, only Youthreach eligible BTEI participants may be eligible for pro rata training allowances.


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