Written Answers. - School Transport.

Austin Currie

Question:

677 Mr. Currie asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason a letter from Deputy Currie dated 5 January 2001, acknowledged on 16 January 2001 and 25 January 2001, on behalf of parents in the Lucan, County Dublin, area who are concerned about school transport, has not elicited a reply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8146/01]

The application and correspondence, in relation to the provision of school transport, referred to by the Deputy was forwarded to Bus Éireann for a report. I understand the report will be available to my Department shortly.

The Deputy will be informed of the outcome as soon as the report is received and assessed.

Liam Aylward

Question:

678 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will have investigations made into a complaint from the parents' council of a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny with regard to overcrowding on the school bus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8147/01]

My Department has requested a report from the transport liaison officer for County Kilkenny concerning this matter.

The Deputy will be advised of the position as soon as the report has been received and assessed.

Question No. 679 answered with Questions Nos. 595 and 656.