Written Answers. - Unit Cost Study.

John Bruton

Question:

312 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Education the cost to the Higher Education Authority of the unit cost study carried out by Stokes Kennedy Crowley; and the usefulness of this study.

The study developed and applied a methodology for the determination of unit costs which, subject to on-going development and refinement in association with the various institutions, will enable unit costs to be established and regularly updated, thereby providing a more rational and cost-effective basis for the allocation of resources.

The cost of the study was £138,000.