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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 3 May 2018

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Questions (94)

Barry Cowen


94. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated full year cost of linking student maintenance grants to the CPI. [19428/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

According to the CSO, prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 0.2% higher in March 2018 compared with March 2017.

In the academic year 2016/2017 the total amount spend on maintenance grants was €170.9m.

Applying a 0.2% increase to the maintenance grant expenditure of €170.9m would increase the cost by €341k.