Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (17)

John Browne


17. Deputy John Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans regarding smaller rural schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32250/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I recently received the report of the Value for Money Review of Small Primary Schools and I am currently considering it. I intend to discuss the report's contents with my Government colleagues prior to its publication. The terms of reference of the Review acknowledge the important role that primary schools play in their local communities. The Government is very aware of this role and will be cognisant of this in considering the report's findings.