Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 12 June, 2001
Written Answers. - Computerisation Programme.
Mr. Farrelly Mr. Farrelly
516. Mr. Farrelly asked the Minister for Education and Science if he would consider providing a computer to an organisation (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16520/01]
Dr. Woods Dr. Woods
Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): My Department's involvement in funding the equipment needs, including computer needs, of children with disabilities is confined to children participating in the primary or post-primary school system. Grant payments for the purchase of such equipment are based on the assessed needs of individual pupils.
The school to which the Deputy refers is a privately owned Montessori school. There are no funds provided at present to purchase equipment, including computer equipment, by such schools.
Dáil Éireann 537 Written Answers. Computerisation Programme.