Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (330)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


330. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing all rates of the student grant by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% respectively. [35255/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Every 5% increase in the student maintenance grant would cost circa €8.5m. Therefore, the estimated cost of increasing the student maintenance grant rates by 5%, 10%, 15%, or 20% would cost in the region of €8.5m, €17m, €25.5m, or €34m respectively.