Dáil Éireann - Volume 629 - 12 December, 2006
Written Answers. - Probation and Welfare Service.
Mr. Howlin Mr. Howlin
Mr. Howlin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received representations from a centre (details supplied) who provide accommodation for up to 15 people, mainly young men, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the support granted through the probation and welfare service is inadequate to meet recognised need; if his attention has further been drawn to the fact that the National Wage Agreements have not been granted to staff for three years; if the recent audit of the facility is available to him; and if he will ensure that sufficient funding will be made available to enable this important resource to remain open. [42436/06]
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
Mr. Perry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties being experienced by an establishment (details supplied) in County Sligo; if he will facilitate them by providing a letter of commitment that will allow them to seek assistance from their bank which will enable them to exist until their new tranche of funding is made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42440/06]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I propose to take Questions Nos. 203 and 204 together.
 As the Deputy will be aware my Department provides financial support to a wide variety of community/voluntary groups which support the Probation Service with their work in the community. A request from the project in question for supplementary funding was received in my Department in recent days. I understand that this application is currently being examined and additional information has been sought from the Board of Management of the Project. On clarification by the Board of the issues raised by my Department, I will be better placed to make a decision on the request for supplementary funding.
Dáil Éireann 629 Written Answers. Probation and Welfare Service.