Writtens Answers Nos. 61-67

Student Grant Scheme Appeals

James Bannon

Question:

61. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will be reconsidered in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5774/14]

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy the original decision of the awarding authority was upheld on appeal by the SUSI appeals officer. Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form is available to download from http://www.studentfinance.ie/downloads/1375344221/2013_SGAB_appeal_form.pdf.

School Accommodation

Dominic Hannigan

Question:

62. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the number of students that are educated in prefabs in the academic year 2013-14; the breakdown per county in tabular form; the overall change in the numbers since the academic year of 2010-11 per county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5782/14]

My Department does not hold information on the numbers of pupils in individual schools who currently occupy prefabs; this depends on the organisation of class groups by schools within available accommodation and may vary from year to year. In general, my Department approves the rental of prefabricated classrooms based on need at the time of application. Local school management then organise their class numbers, year on year, to achieve the optimum local efficiencies.

School Enrolments

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

63. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form the mainstream primary schools in each county; the number of pupils currently enrolled in each; the number of classroom teachers in each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5797/14]

The data requested is available on my Department's website at the link below under the heading Class Size Information at Individual Primary School Level - http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Data-on-Individual-Schools/.

Teacher Data

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

64. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form indicating the academic year the mainstream primary schools in each county that have lost a teacher as a result of the changes to the staff schedule he announced in budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5798/14]

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

65. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form the academic year the mainstream primary schools in each county that would have seen an extra teacher appointed if he had not made the changes to the staff schedule as announced in budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5799/14]

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

66. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the savings that have been incurred each year as a result of teaching staff reductions from changes to the staff schedule which he announced in budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5800/14]

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

67. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills to give details on the additional expenditure that would have arisen from an increase in teacher numbers if he had not made the changes to the staff schedule as announced in budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5801/14]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 to 67, inclusive, together.

I will arrange for the information requested by the Deputy to be forwarded directly to him.