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Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 239. Ms Burton Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  the number of higher education grants awarded by each local authority in the country for the years from 1997 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24380/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey The number of higher education grants awarded by each local authority for the academic years 1997-98 to 2000-01 is set out in tabular form.

The corresponding figures for the academic year 2001-02 are subject to confirmation, through statistical return, by the individual local authorities. When this data is finalised, I will arrange to forward these figures to the Deputy.

County Council 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001
Carlow County Council 277 283 285 252
Cavan County Council 431 454 466 473
Clare County Council 864 895 899 1,056
Cork Corporation 933 915 876 859
Cork County Council 2,537 2,427 2,331 2,188
Donegal County Council 1,166 1,188 1,187 1,156
Dublin City Council 2,258 2,254 2,162 2,214
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 829 751 698 743
Fingal County Council 644 575 577 432
South Dublin County Council 1,024 902 904 840
Galway County Council 1,979 1,981 1,759 2,002
Kerry County Council 1,295 1,260 1,153 1,161
Kildare County Council 690 675 684 630
Kilkenny County Council 629 667 699 686
Laois County Council 422 435 425 414

[1069] County Council 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001
Leitrim County Council 217 224 225 247
Limerick City Council 314 272 259 284
Limerick County Council 1,132 1,086 1,231 923
Longford County Council 332 323 302 294
Louth County Council 546 565 481 453
Mayo County Council 1,461 1,329 1,226 1,259
Meath County Council 731 685 657 570
Monaghan County Council 431 462 444 423
Offaly County Council 456 478 414 375
Roscommon County Council 550 529 536 482
Sligo County Council 403 399 377 467
Tipperary NR Council 539 575 575 523
Tipperary SR Council 637 608 629 575
Waterford City Council 174 173 184 170
Waterford County Council 439 431 443 435
Westmeath County Council 584 535 522 483
Wexford County Council 802 830 830 671
Wicklow County Council 555 504 484 458
Total 26,281 25,670 24,924 24,198

 240. Ms Burton Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  the occupations, professions and employments of the parents of students awarded higher education maintenance grants for each county council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24381/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey Each local authority is requested to forward data to my Department on the socio-economic background of higher education grant-holders who are new entrants to third level education.

The most recent data available relates to the 2000-01 academic year and is in tabular form for the Deputy's information. It should be noted, however, that returns have not been received from seven local authorities.

When the data is received, I will arrange for my Department to forward this information to the Deputy.


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