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Written Answers - School Transport

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 153.  Deputy Willie Penrose Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will investigate the possibility of facilitating, at no additional cost to the service, the transporting of children from a particular location rather than the location from which they are now picked up, in view of the fact that the bus driver passes through the preferred location to its first pick up, where the new location would be cost neutral but would be extremely beneficial in terms of improved safety for the children and the bus driver; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6241/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon Zoom on Ciaran Cannon Bus Éireann, which operates the School Transport Schemes, on behalf of my Department, has advised that pupils are now provided with a service from the requested pick up and set down point.


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