Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Expenditure on Education.

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asked the Minister for Education the amount of (a) capital and (b) current expenditure in each of the last five years in respect of (1) primary, (2) secondary, (3) vocational and (4) university education.

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the form of a tabular statement, which with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Expenditure on Education.

Capital.

Year

Primary

Secondary

Vocational

University

1967-68

2,818,665

2,110,259

2,069,000

842,000

1968-69

3,510,154

3,105,494

2,482,999

2,210,000

1969-70

3,761,808

3,284,000

3,311,900

2,420,000

1970-71

3,358,446

3,674,000

2,954,461

1,835,000

1971-72 (estimate)

3,850,000

3,575,000

2,740,000

2,340,000

Current.

1967-68

20,212,599

8,175,035

4,605,627

2,642,540

1968-69

20,635,273

10,730,101

5,248,857

3,791,000

1969-70

23,903,619

13,436,689

7,736,217

4,814,000

1970-71

27,740,520

16,677,378

9,442,083

5,827,399

1971-72

31,197,100

19,579,000

11,245,000

6,659,000

(estimate)