Written Answers. - Dublin College of Education.

577.

asked the Minister for Education if the grant assistance to Froebel College of Education, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, has not been increased since 1981; and if fee increases to students during that period have been over 200 per cent.

The Froebel College of Education is paid an annual capitation grant by my Department. The rate of grant was last revised in respect of the 1981-82 academic year.

The amount of the college fee payable by students is a matter for the college authorities. I am given to understand that the fees charged are in line with those in the other colleges of education which were increased by about 95 per cent since 1981-82.