Dáil Éireann - Volume 491 - 03 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
277. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the number participating in VTOS in each of the past five years; and the approved maximum level of participation agreed by the Department for each of those respective years. [12709/98]
Mr. Dukes Mr. Dukes
294. Mr. Dukes asked the Minister for Education and Science the provisions, if any, made for the continued funding of VTOS; whether it is intended to increase the number of participants in these schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12813/98]
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin) Micheál Martin
Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 277 and 294 together.
The number of participants attending VTOS  courses for the last five academic years, including the current one, was as follows:
(October figures for each academic year)
There are no plans to change the funding provision or to increase the number of participants.
Dáil Éireann 491 Written Answers. Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme.