Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (82)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

82. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills the names, addresses and roll numbers of all the two-teacher, three-teacher and four-teacher primary schools outside of the gateway cities and hub towns that do not have a school transport service to them but have students in them in receipt of the remote area grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15514/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The level of information sought by the Deputy is not readily available and to provide such detail would require considerable research involving a number of sections within my Department and Bus Éireann. In 2013 there were over 1300 Remote Area Grant payments made to families of children who attended over 300 primary schools; the total cost of these grant payments was some €0.9m. Should the Deputy wish to contact officials in the School Transport Section of my Department they may be in a position to assist with his enquiries.