Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ceisteanna (237, 238, 239, 240)

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

237. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of section 29 appeals for refusal to enrol his Department has dealt with to date in 2014; if he will provide a breakdown by county, and whether primary or secondary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24559/14]

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Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

238. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of section 29 appeals for refusal to enrol his Department has dealt with to date in 2014 for schools in Dublin 2, 4, 6, 6W and 8; if he will provide a breakdown by specific school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24560/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

239. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to date in 2014 for section 29 appeals for refusal to enrol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24561/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Kevin Humphreys

Ceist:

240. Deputy Kevin Humphreys asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of section 29 appeals for refusal to enrol that were dealt with in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively; the annual cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24562/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 237 to 240, inclusive, together.

Up to the end of May 2014, there have been a total of 215 appeals lodged to my Department in respect of refusal to enrol. This is broken down as follows:139 at post-primary level and 76 at primary level.

The breakdown by location as requested by the Deputy is not readily available. The cost to the end of May 2014 is €136,961. This figure also includes section 29 appeals lodged in respect of suspensions and expulsions.

The remaining information as requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

YEAR

2011

2012

2013

Annual Cost*

€275,579

€279,751

€255,830

Number of Refusal to Enrol

270

244

322

*These costs relate to payments to appeal committee members who heard section 29 appeals including expulsions and suspensions.