Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Free School Books Scheme.

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asked the Minister for Education the value of books issued under the post-primary free books scheme in the years 1969, 1970 and 1971.

The following grants were made available by my Department for the provision of free books and accessories to necessitous pupils in post-primary schools.

Financial year

1968-69:

£283,000

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1969-70:

£282,581

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1970-71:

£299,588

Figures are not compiled on the basis of calendar years.