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Written Answers - School Enrolments

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 63.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will provide a timeframe for the consultation with families living along the Border corridor and which seeks to establish the levels of interest in sending children to schools across the Border; and if he will further provide a projected date when the survey will conclude. [19516/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn My Department, in conjunction with the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, is planning a joint attitudinal survey exercise to inform cross-Border pupil movement and school planning in the Border region. An interim report of work on the survey will be presented to the next North-South Ministerial Council education meeting which will take place in May 2012. It is envisaged that the survey will be conducted in the autumn, with the results from the survey and proposals on the way forward to be considered at the first North-South Ministerial Council education meeting of 2013.

Question No. 64 answered with Question No. 48.


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