Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (222)

Pat Breen

Question:

222. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarity if maintenance charges for school transport were reviewed in the Farrell Grant Sparks, FGS, report entitled Review of the overhead costs and indirect costs for the administration of the school transport scheme, October 2009; if so, if these charges were reduced as a result of this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15193/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The maintenance charges for the Bus Eireann school bus fleet were included in the Farrell Grant Sparks report. These charges are direct costs which are included in the School Transport Scheme Statement of Account as 'Running Costs'. This item also includes plant maintenance, fuel costs, tyre costs and vehicle testing and maintenance. These charges have continued to be applied under the 1975 Summary of Accounting Arrangements.