Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Provision of Free School Books.

asked the Minister for Education whether it is his intention to introduce at an early date proposals for the purpose of providing, either from State funds or from the funds of local authorities, free school books and school requisites for children attending primary schools.

I have considered the matter to which the Deputy has drawn my attention. It is not my intention to introduce proposals for the purpose of providing free school books and school requisites for children attending primary schools.