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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

615. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the delivery of a new permanent school buildings for schools (details supplied); when the new school buildings will open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34162/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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School Patronage

Joan Burton

616. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of talks between the City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Educate Together in relation to extending the co-educational and multi-denominational educational provision at a college (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34163/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

617. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on constructing a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34164/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

618. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the acquisition of the Phoenix Park racecourse site for a college (details supplied); the position regarding progress on the planning process for the new permanent school; when construction of the new permanent school building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34165/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Schools Building Projects Status

Joan Burton

619. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for the works on schools (details supplied) to be completed; when the schools will have full possession of all their facilities and school buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34166/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Joan Burton

620. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of notices pursuant to section 37A (5)(a) of the Education Act 1998 issued to schools in the Dublin 7 and Dublin 15 areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34167/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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School Staff

Joan Burton

621. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide additional resources to a school (details supplied) to assist it in increasing its capacity and pupil numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34168/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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European Council Meetings

Joan Burton

10. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his attendance at the European Council meeting on 20 and 21 June 2019. [27938/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Climate Change Policy

Joan Burton

15. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the role of his Department in delivering the Climate Action Plan 2019. [27939/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Joan Burton

82. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to address the issues of the former residents of the Bethany Homes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29383/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Budget 2020

Joan Burton

118. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he has identified hidden fiscal space for budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30286/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Economic Policy

Joan Burton

119. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if he has commissioned an analysis of the way to improve the capacity of automatic stabilisers to protect public revenues and stabilise expenditure in the event of an economic downturn; if consideration has been given to the impact that linking social welfare benefits to employment incomes would have on this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30288/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Government Expenditure

Joan Burton

125. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the additional resources for commitment to spending increases or taxation reductions available in budget 2020 if the projected 0.4% GGB surplus was reduced to nil; the estimated impact it would have on the structural deficit and expenditure benchmark; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30289/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Summer Economic Statement

Joan Burton

126. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated impact of the €0.5 billion committed to the Rainy Day Fund in 2020 in the SES being used for expenditure would have on the expenditure benchmark and structural deficit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30290/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Help-To-Buy Scheme Expenditure

Joan Burton

127. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the cost of the help to buy scheme in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; the projected full year cost in 2019; the number of purchases supported in each year and the projected full year numbers for 2019; his plans to extend the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30291/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Budget 2018

Joan Burton

128. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the additional yield in 2018 and the projected yield in 2019 to date from the decision to increase commercial stamp duty by 4% to 6% in budget 2018; if a comparison between the projected yield as forecast in budget 2018 and the outturn and the reason for any difference will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30292/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Data

Joan Burton

129. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the cost to date of the CGT entrepreneur relief by year and projected cost in 2019 and 2020; if he expects to make future changes to this relief; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30293/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Departmental Programmes

Joan Burton

130. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the costs to date in 2019 from the key employee engagement programme; the number of persons that have used the scheme to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30294/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Yield

Joan Burton

131. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the yield to date in 2019 from the employer PAYE compliance measures announced as part of budget 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30295/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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General Government Debt

Joan Burton

132. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the estimated Exchequer borrowing requirement for 2019; the requirement in 2018; the projected borrowing requirement for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30297/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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General Government Debt

Joan Burton

133. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the gross and net General Government Debt for 2018; the projected end-of-year amounts for 2019 and 2020; the Exchequer cash and other assets including ISIF cash and non-equity investments and the other cash and assets held by source; the amounts as a percentage of GDP and GNI; if the information will be provided in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30298/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Budget Timetable

Joan Burton

134. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the procedure for delaying the budget beyond 8 October 2019 if required; the legal requirements under Irish and EU law to ensure a budget is published and passed; the specific dates in this regard; if it is permissible to delay the announcement of the budget for 2020 beyond 31 October 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30299/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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State Assets

Joan Burton

135. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the amount of Exchequer cash and liquid assets currently on hand; the reason for such a large amount; the carrying cost of this for 2019; the amount of debt and bonds to be refinanced or paid in 2019; the amount of debt raised in 2019 to date by the NTMA; the amount expected to be raised in the rest of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30302/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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State Assets

Joan Burton

136. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if the State is carrying large cash reserves in the event of a hard Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30304/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

137. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the value of payable refundable research and development tax credits paid out by the Revenue Commissioners in each year since 2009 to 2018 to companies that did not pay corporation tax in each year; the estimated refunds or payable amounts to be paid out in 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of the tax credit in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30305/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

138. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of companies that claimed payable refundable research and development tax credits in each year since 2009 to date; the highest refund paid out in each year in tabular form; the average value of a refund in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30306/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

139. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the projected savings in 2019 and 2020, respectively, if the research and development tax credit was no longer refundable or payable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30307/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

140. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the outstanding liability to the State from refundable payable research and development credits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30308/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

141. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of persons in each year since it was introduced who have had their personal income tax bill reduced through the use of the research and development tax credit; the average amount by which income tax bills were reduced in each year; the highest amount in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30309/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

142. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the companies that have benefitted from payable refundable research and development tax credits and not paid corporation tax in that year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30310/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Tax Credits

Joan Burton

143. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the reason no supporting document in respect of qualifying research and development activity is required at the point of filing the CT1 form when claiming such repayable tax credits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30311/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Betting Legislation

Joan Burton

144. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the additional and total yield that has accrued to date in 2019 from increasing the betting tax from 1% to 2%; the projected yield for the year; the areas to which the revenue raised is apportioned for 2019; the amount allocated to the horse and greyhound training fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30312/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Betting Legislation

Joan Burton

145. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance if a breakdown is available of the sports on which bets are placed from which the betting duty is raised; if he will amend the appropriate legislation to secure this or request the relevant companies to provide the data in a usable format; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30313/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Knowledge Development Box

Joan Burton

146. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the number of claimants of the Knowledge Development Box in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in tabular form; the projected number of claimants in 2019 and 2020 respectively; the cost in each year to date; the projected cost in 2019 for tax planning purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30314/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Knowledge Development Box

Joan Burton

147. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the value of intellectual property subject to the KDB tax rate; his plans to extend the scheme; his plans to review the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30315/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Banking Sector Data

Joan Burton

148. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the mechanism for calculating the bank levy; the way in which it is apportioned between institutions; the estimated yield that would result in 2019 from doubling the value of the levy and individual charge that would apply to each relevant bank; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30316/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Banking Sector Data

Joan Burton

149. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the dividends received from the public shareholdings in Irish banks in 2018; the manner in which the revenue was used; the projected dividends expected in 2019; his policy on the use of dividends from the State shareholdings in financial resolutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30317/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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State Bodies Data

Joan Burton

150. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Finance the dividends received from publicly owned enterprises and semi-State companies in 2018, in tabular form; the projected dividends in 2019; if he has requested additional or special dividends in 2019; his policy on these dividends; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30318/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Parking Provision

Joan Burton

162. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of car parking spaces at office buildings provided by the Office of Public Works in tabular form. [30194/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Budget 2019

Joan Burton

165. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Departments, agencies and individual votes the €0.3 billion in carryover costs due to measures introduced in budget 2019 as outlined in the recent SES will be allocated to in tabular form; if the sums are already accounted for in the expenditure ceilings for each specific Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30277/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Public Sector Pay

Joan Burton

166. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Departments, agencies and individual votes the €0.4 billion cost for public sector pay increases in 2020 provided for in the SES in tabular form; if it provides for the hiring of additional staff in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30278/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

167. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Departments, agencies and individual votes the €0.5 billion in demographic costs as outlined in the SES will be allocated to in tabular form; if he will provide a copy of specific reports submitted to him from individual Departments outlining the demographic requirements in each case; the breakdown by Department and sector for the hiring of additional staff or the expansion of existing schemes in each case; the projected demographic requirements in each of the years 2021 to 2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30279/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Joan Burton

168. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the areas to which the €200 million allocation in the SES for the expenditure reserve will be allocated; the amount which will be allocated to the national children’s hospital and the national broadband plan, respectively; if the €200 million will be capital expenditure that recurs annually; the way in which it will be profiled for beyond 2020; if the capital allocations to specific Departmental vote groups will be updated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30284/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Fiscal Data

Joan Burton

169. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the projected additional fiscal space for budget 2020 from savings on the live register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30285/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Capital Expenditure Programme

Joan Burton

170. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the areas by vote group to which the €0.7 billion increase in capital expenditure as outlined in the SES will be allocated in 2020; if this is already included in the expenditure ceilings; if he expects to change these; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30287/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Budget 2019

Joan Burton

173. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the yield to date in 2019 from the increase in the national training fund levy in budget 2019; the estimated projected end of year yield; the projected yield from a further 0.1% increase in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30296/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Schools Establishment

Joan Burton

187. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new post-primary school to serve the Blanchardstown West, Dublin15 and Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15 school planning areas; if a patronage has been chosen for the new school; when he expects a principal to be appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30210/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Multidenominational Schools

Joan Burton

188. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of negotiations between City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Educate Together in respect of the delivery of a multidenominational co-educational second-level school for the Dublin 7 area to be based at a college (details supplied); if he has been approached in respect of the collaboration; his views on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30211/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

190. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the requirement for additional expenditure in 2020 to meet demographic costs as outlined in the summer economic statement for his Department by programme; the expected allocation his Department will require as submitted to the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform; the specific resources required to fund in terms of additional staff recruitment, capitation and other current spending; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30280/19]

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Joan Burton

285. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the requirement for additional revenues in 2020 to meet demographic costs as outlined in the summer economic statement for his Department by sub-vote and scheme; the expected allocation his Department will require as submitted to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; the specific resources required to fund in terms of additional staffing requirements by type and grade or additional operational costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30283/19]

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