Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Textbooks.

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asked the Minister for Education if he is aware that some textbooks prescribed for primary, secondary and vocational school curricula are not available; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the matter.

As far as I am aware an adequate supply of the textbooks approved for use in national schools is available.

With regard to the post-primary schools I understand that because of a merger between two major publishing concerns some delay has arisen in relation to the availability of certain books prescribed for the intermediate certificate Irish courses. However, I am informed that adequate supplies of the books in question will be available soon.

Apart from this I am not aware of the non-availability of any other textbooks.