Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Questions (447, 448)

Eoin Ryan

Question:

507 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of pupils who entered their first year of secondary school in the Dublin south west parts of Dublin 6W, 24 and 12, each year, from 1991 to 2006. [7532/07]

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Eoin Ryan

Question:

512 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of pupils who sat their leaving certificate in the Dublin south west parts of Dublin 6W, 12 and 24, each year, from 1996 to 2006. [7537/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 507 and 512 together.

Data relating to school retention for individual schools or in schools in a particular local area such as Dublin postal district are not made available separately by my Department due to my concerns about the way such information might be used to create school league tables with a detrimental effect on educational equality and a balanced approach to all dimensions of learning.