Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (72)

Carol Nolan

Question:

72. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if provision will be made in budget 2019 to increase the annual minor works grant to primary schools. [41421/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

On 14 September 2018, the announcement of the major package of investment in education under Project Ireland 2040 provided confirmation that primary schools will receive the minor works grant in either December or early January of each school year.

The rates payable under the Minor Works Grant are €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or a special class. There are no plans to increase these rates.