Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (216)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

216. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will conduct a feasibility study to determine the costs of reinstituting the modern languages primary school initiative. [5073/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The decision to end the Modern Languages Primary School Initiative was made in the context of a very challenging budgetary environment where difficult decisions had to be taken. It was also taken in the context of the need to concentrate on the development and enhancement of the literacy and numeracy skills of our primary pupils. There are no plans to revisit this decision or conduct a feasibility study.