Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (233)

Noel Grealish


233. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding school transport (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39935/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

School Transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.  In the 2018/2019 school year over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres at a cost of over €200m in 2018.

The Department has not made misleading statements in regard to the matter referred to by the Deputy and accordingly the question of correcting records does not arise.