Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (107)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

107. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the financial support being provided to the National Parents Council Primary and the National Parents Council Post Primary in each of the past five years. [32403/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The National Parents' Councils primary and post-primary are to a large extent financed by grants from my Department. The financial support provided by my Department is made up of two elements: A core grant to support the Councils in their day-to-day operations and a grant to meet the cost of the Councils training activities. The information requested by the Deputy on financial support being provided to the National Parents' Councils primary and post-primary in each of the past five years is contained in the following tables.

Table 1: National Parents’ Council (primary ), Department of Education and Skills funding 2009 to 2013.

Year

Core Grant

Outturn

Training Grant

Outturn

Total

2013*

€330,000

€76,682

€406,682

2012

€330,000

€76,682

€406,682

2011

€330,000

€96,792

€426,792

2010

€330,000

€106,488

€436,488

2009

€355,000

€25,000

€380,000

*Note: The 2013 figure is the indicative allocation for 2013.

Table 2: National Parents’ Council (post-primary) , Department of Education and Skills funding 2009 to 2013.

Year

Core Grant

Outturn

Training Grant

Outturn

Total

2013*

€202,000

€0

€202,000

2012

€202,000

€45,460

€247,460

2011

€202,000

€38,831

€240,831

2010

€177,000

€33,300

€210,300

2009

€177,000

€0

€177,000

*Note: The 2013 figure is the indicative allocation for 2013 and in this regard the National Parents’ Council post-primary have not yet applied for a training grant.

The training grant for the National Parents’ Council post-primary was first introduced in 2010.

Question No. 108 answered with Question No. 97.