Dáil Éireann - Volume 495 - 22 October, 1998

Written Answers - Youth Services.

52. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Science the plans, if any, he has to introduce multi-annual budgeting for the voluntary youth sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20699/98]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. Martin): An overall multi-annual budgetary framework and arrangements for Government Departments are under consideration. It will not be possible to clarify the multi-annual budgetary situation for the voluntary youth sector until the overall multi-annual framework has been finalised by Government.