Written Answers. - Gaelscoil Grants.

Eric J. Byrne


418 Mr. E. Byrne asked the Minister for Education the additional State supports granted to gaelscoileanna which are over and above the State supports available to ordinary national schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16528/96]

A summary of the relevant supports granted by my Department to gaelscoileanna is contained in the appendix, which I propose to circulate in the Official Report.

The Commission on School Accommodation Needs, which I established in response to a commitment in the White Paper on Education, will recommend criteria for the planning and provision of schools, including gaelscoileanna, as part of its remit.