Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 27 February, 1997

Written Answers. - Youth Service Grant.

123. Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Education the proposals, if any, she has to resolve the difficulties caused to youth organisations by the delay in issuing payments by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5556/97]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): I am conscious of the difficulties being experienced by youth organisations due to the delay in the issue of the first instalment of the youth service grant. This delay is regretted.

However, I am confident that it will be possible to proceed with the process of payment in the coming week.