Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Questions (101)

Robert Troy


101. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason some post-primary schools are requesting students to purchase expensive school blazers as part of the uniform that are only to be worn to and from school (details supplied). [45058/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I have already expressed my concern in relation to costs incurred by parents on school uniforms. This is a matter on which I believe schools must take account of the wishes of parents.

During the course of this school year I will be publishing my plans for a Parent Charter that will strengthen the position of parents generally within our school system. I believe that changes to the Education Act 1998 will be important in underpinning such a charter and will form part of my proposals.