Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Ceisteanna (139)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


139. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education the breakdown of the funding allocation for her Department for 2021, by project. [35687/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

A summary of the Department of Education's funding allocation for 2021 is set out in Chapter 8 (pages 79 to 82) of the 2021 Expenditure Report that was published on 13 October 2020 as part of 2021 Budget day documentation. This sets out the main areas identified for funding in 2021. The full details on the 2021 allocations for each Departmental Vote will be set out, as usual, in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) which is due to be published in December 2020.

The Expenditure Report sets out a gross allocation of €8.862 Billion for 2021 which is allocated to the areas of first, second and early years' education. The bulk of the expenditure relates to the pay costs associated with some 91,000 teaching and other staff and the pensions of some 43,000 retired staff. Significant other areas of expenditure include grants to schools, school transport and the capital funding expended under the School Building Programme.

Extensive information is available on my Department's website regarding the School Building Programme.