Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (563)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

563. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated full-year cost of measures (details supplied). [33558/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to full year cost of measures is set out the table below.

Details

Estimated Full Year Cost

Indicative estimate of providing free primary and secondary school books to all pupils across all fully publicly funded schools based on a survey by Barnardos

€40m

Abolishing student contribution for third level students

€229m

Abolishing tuition fees paid through Free Fees Initiative for third level students

€324m

Restoring the capitation grant to Primary and Post-Primary schools to pre-2010 levels, €10m of which will be paid during 2020 as I have been able to provide for a 5% increase in capitation funding that will apply from the start of the 2019/20 school year.

€35.6m

Abolishing student fees for all EU post graduate students

€66m

Restoring student grants to pre-2008 levels

In excess of €100m

Restoring support for guidance teachers to pre-2008 levels

€6m