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Parliamentary Questions – 26 June 2014

Below are questions asked by TDs in Dáil Éireann, relating to Caranua

Payments made

Deputy Sandra McLellan   asked the Minister for Education and Skills   if he will provide a breakdown of the amount of money that has been paid out by Caranua to survivors since it was established; if he will provide in tabular form the purpose of the payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [27596/14]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn):   I understand from enquiries made by my officials that, by 20th June, Caranua has made 249 payments in respect of 113 individual former residents, to the value of €349,174.33. Caranua approves services across three general areas – Health and General Well-being; Housing Support and Education, Learning and Development. The payments made to date are broken down in the attached table.   Full details of the range of services that can be provided for are set out in the information and guidelines published on Caranua’s website:

Caranua normally deals directly with the service providers and payments issue directly to them and only issues payments to former residents on submission of valid receipts with Caranua’s prior agreement. The payments made to date include payments made in respect of professional assessments or recommendations which are required by Caranua to determine entitlement to certain services.

Category                                    No of Payments     No of Former Residents       Value of Payments

Health and General Well-being   126                        81                                          €71,120.75

Housing Support                            99                        56                                         €233,958.94

Education, Learning and Development36                  23                                         €54,094.64


Note: As former residents can receive services across service categories, the total number of former residents assisted does not equal the sum of the individual categories.