Written Answers. - National Adult Literacy Association.

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asked the Minister for Education if she will increase her Department's annual grant to the National Adult Literacy Association to the 1985 figure of £42,000 in order that this association can provide an effective national service.

As I indicated previously in the Dáil, a grant of £28,000 will be provided for NALA in 1988 and in 1987. Owing to other commitments from the sub-head in question, it would not be possible for me to increase the grant to NALA in 1988 as suggested by the Deputy, however much I would wish to do so.