Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (325)

David Cullinane

Question:

325. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the aggregate at any one time of moneys borrowed by each education and training board, in tabular form. [19207/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Section 49 of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 states that an Education and Training Board (ETB) may, with the consent of the Minister, accept a proposal, and borrow by means specified in the proposal, for the purposes of carrying out the functions of the board.

In response to the question raised I can confirm that there are currently no moneys borrowed by any of the 16 ETBs.

Some ETBs have sanction in place for an overdraft facility. The ETBs with that sanction have confirmed to officials in my Department last week that no overdraft facility is currently being utilised.

Question No. 326 answered with Question No. 321.