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McConalogue, Charlie

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Confidence in the Government: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

Order, please. The Minister's time is up.More Button

The Minister's time is up.More Button

Order, please.More Button

The speaker has the floor.More Button

Deputy Sherlock, the speaker has the floor.More Button

I ask the Minister of State to allow Deputy Adams to continue.More Button

The speaker has two minutes left and I ask that he be allowed to complete his contribution uninterrupted.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will outline the full list of cuts to the education budget in 2013 including cuts that were announced as part of budget 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Back to Education Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has had any discussions with the Department of Social Protection in relation to cuts to the back to education allowance and to the cost of education allowance and the impact these would have ...More Button

Vocational Education Committees Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the impact that the budget cuts to the vocational education committee sector will have on the delivery of services and how VECs will be able to maintain services at the same level in view of such s...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of students that will be affected by the 3% reduction in the income threshold for student maintenance grants in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the 3% reduction in the qualifying income threshold for grants will affect students currently in the system or only those entering the system next year; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: how he can justify a cut to training allowances for young persons in the vocational training opportunities scheme, Youthreach and FÁS at a time when he is meant to be encouraging persons to upskill...More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Places

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of persons currently in receipt of training allowances under further education and training programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the loss of 75 teachers in small schools in 2013 will result in the closure of any of these schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Completion Programme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if there have been any cuts or changes to the school completion programme in Budget 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button