Written Answers. - Gaelscoil Grants.

Eric J. Byrne

Ceist:

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.