Wednesday, 2 November 2005

Ceisteanna (442)

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

528 Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Education and Science if the school buses in counties Cavan and Monaghan are meeting the new regulations put forward last autumn that there would be one child per seat; the number of these buses which are not meeting this regulation; the action she will take regarding same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31518/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

Bus Éireann, which is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school transport services, has advised my Department that buses serving post-primary centres in Cavan and Monaghan are operating on the basis of one child per adult seat. Buses serving primary schools which have seat belts fitted are also operating on a one child per adult seat basis. As I announced on 27 July 2005, my intention is that all school transport will be on a one child per seat basis by December 2006.