Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (187)

Brian Stanley

Ceist:

187. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the budget allocation to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in each of the past three years in tabular form. [47394/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The budget allocation for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (the NCCA) for the past three years is as follows:-

NCCA Budget Allocation

2017

2018

2019

Pay

€3,050,000

€3,336,000

€3,375,000

Non-Pay

€2,100,000

€2,300,000

€2,600,000

Total

€5,150,000

€5,636,000

€5,975,000

In 2019 there was also an additional €120,000 ring fenced for the NCCA in the Foreign Languages subhead to support the development of Modern Foreign Languages. .

The overall allocation to the Department of Education and Skills was announced in Budget 2020 but the final allocation will not be decided until the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) is agreed between my Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform towards the end of the year. It is at this stage that current and capital allocations to individual budget line areas will be allocated for 2020 and that will be subject to the 2020 REV being approved by the Oireachtas later in 2020.