Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (216)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

216. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide in tabular form the total number of routes, the total number of children carried and the cost per child carried for primary and post-primary schools; the total revenue of Bus Éireann and the percentage increase or decrease year on year from 2004 to date under the school transport scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22327/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Year

Some 6,000 routes annually; Number of Vehicles (The majority of mainstream vehicles and some SEN vehicles operate 2 or more routes)

Total number of children transported (including concessionary)

*Primary: Cost per child week (based on eligible only including SEN pupils)

*Post Primary: Cost per child week (based on eligible only)

Revenue; Total net chargeable by BE to DES

€m

Revenue: Parental Charges

€m

Total combined net amount chargeable and parental charges

€m

% increase/ decrease

2004

2922

136,000

29.44

6.26

17.26

11.93

94,558

6,317

100,875

2005

3164

136,000

33.14

6.41

19.27

12.11

105,983

6,611

112,594

11.6%

2006

3474

134,000

39.32

6.15

23.59

12.68

128,084

6,634

134,718

19.6%

2007

3741

136,000

44.22

7.13

26.04

12.83

146,152

6,626

152,778

13.4%

2008

3820

135,000

49.33

7.42

28.78

13.88

162,024

8,751

170,775

11.8%

2009

3830

125,000

49.92

7.74

31.3

15.73

159,369

11,628

170,997

0.1%

2010

3874

121,000

48.35

7.71

29.15

16.42

154,026

11,651

165,677

-3.1%

2011

3806

123,000

52.28

9.51

29.15

16.55

151,804

11,486

163,290

-1.4%

2012

3854

113,000

56.87

17.36

30.71

16.78

149,477

12,570

162,047

-0.8%

2013

3888

115,000

58.86

14.80

31.85

18.53

149,825

12,772

162,597

0.3%