Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007

Written Answers. - Third Level Courses.

Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 49 of 22 March 2007, if a decision on the new school of podiatry has been made; the timetable for the completion of this process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19540/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: The HEA issued a call for proposals from higher education institutions for the establishment of a BSc in Podiatry programme. A panel of independent external assessors has been set up to evaluate the proposals received. It is expected that the HEA will report to me on the recommendations of the panel before the end of July 2007. I will then make a decision on the matter in consultation with the Minister for Health and Children.