Written Answers. - Schools of Music.

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

195 Ms O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will intervene to avert the proposed 25% increase in fees in the Dublin College of Music; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19149/03]

The Dublin Institute of Technology is a statutory body established under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act 1992. Under that Act, the governance and day to day activities of the institute are matters for which the governing body and the management staff of the institute are responsible. This includes decisions in relation to the operation and management of the Dublin Institute of Technology college of music.