Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (331)

David Cullinane

Question:

331. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the area of land owned or in the possession of each university and institute of technology in each year in the past 15 years, in tabular form. [19213/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, Universities, Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology are autonomous bodies as set out in the Universities Act 1997, the Institutes of Technology Act 2006 and the Technological Universities Act 2018.

In that regard, the bodies in question are responsible for their day to day operations, including the procurement of goods and services; provision of services for students; and allocation of all of their income (both public and private). Records in these matters are not held by my Department.

Similarly, the records requested by the Deputy in relation to the area of land owned or in the possession of each institution over each of the past fifteen years are not held by my Department.