Written Answers. - Fee-Paying Schools.

Micheál Martin

Question:

97 Mr. Martin asked the Minister for Education whether it is the Government's aim to encourage fee-paying schools to enter the free education system. [2655/96]

As outlined in the programme, A Government of Renewal, the Government is committed to the encouragement of free-paying schools to enter into the free education scheme.

Progress on this matter will involve discussions with the managerial authorities and trustees of the schools concerned, through their representative associations.